The economics of quarantine : a consumer perspective

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    [Truncated] Australia's membership of the World Trade Organisation has generated a need for analytical techniques demonstrating that the behaviour of its internal markets and regulatory authorities for food and food-related products conform with the provisions of the Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement). However, since quarantine has long been considered a scientific issue, it is as yet unclear what role economic models have to play in this process. Traditionally economic analyses have been limited to the estimation of damage to domestic host industries resulting from the introduction and establishment of specific pests. They have therefore been biased towards a production perspective and do not represent net social welfare changes that can result from quarantine policies designed to avoid pest incursions.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2002

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