Quota rents and subsidies: the case of US cheese import quotas

E. Hornig, R. N. Boisvert, D. Blandford

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This paper examines the effects of both import quotas and foreign export subsidies on the size of rents from US cheese imports and their division among importers, exporters and the government. The analysis suggests that consumers pay a hefty portion of the wholesale price in rents and tariffs and that the EC's subsidisation of cheese imports to the US has served primarily to maintain importer's and exporter's rents. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-434
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics


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