Title

Consumer Preferences for Fair Trade Foods: Implications for Trade Policy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

Policymakers are considering including stricter standards in international trade agreements. Using auctions to assess preferences, we find that the median consumer places no premium on fair trade foods produced under more stringent labor and environmental standards. This indicates that current trade policies may be preferable to U.S. consumers.

Journal

Choices

Volume

23

Issue

2

First Page

53

Last Page

55