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Unintended consequences : how agricultural subsidies are fueling the drug trade.

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dc.contributor.advisor Green, Steven L.
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Austin Phillip.
dc.date.copyright 2011-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8266
dc.description.abstract The United States has historically subsidized its farmers directly and indirectly through a variety of different methods. In recent years, there has been evidence that OECD agricultural subsidies are leading farmers in certain nations to begin growing illegal plants that contain alkaloids for the production of narcotics. In this paper, I use narcotic seizure data from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency as a proxy for narcotics supply levels. Regression results strongly suggest a link between U.S. subsides and drug production, but no link between U.S. subsidies and methamphetamine or marijuana production. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject International trade. en_US
dc.subject Agricultural economics. en_US
dc.title Unintended consequences : how agricultural subsidies are fueling the drug trade. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.S.Eco. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 7/1/13.
dc.contributor.department Economics. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Economics. en_US


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