Sunday, June 18, 2017

HHH Prof. Kudrle quoted on US-Mexico sugar negotiations

From the Humphrey Herald: Why Americans Pay More for Sugar https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/08/why-americans-pay-more-for-sugar/?utm_term=.ea4a8e875f9d

Professor Robert Kudrle is quoted in this Washington Post article explaining the new deal between the U.S. and Mexico on sugar exports, and how it impact consumer prices.

  Quoted from the Washington Post:

...the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, calculated the consumer cost of higher sugar prices at almost $3 billion a year.

“That’s a cost of between $10 and $11 for every man, woman and child in the U.S.,” said Robert Kudrle, a professor of international trade policy at the University of Minnesota. “It’s why U.S. sugar policy is used in textbooks to illustrate the political economy of protectionism. A very small group of people have managed to get public policy to favor them -- basically by taxing the rest of the population.”


Robert T. Kudrle, professor, also is an adjunct faculty member with the University of Minnesota Law School. He studies industrial organization, public policy toward business, and international economic policy. Much of his recent research has examined economic relations among industrial countries. He has served as a consultant and expert witness for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as a consultant to the Internal Revenue Service, Canadian Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, U.N. Center on Transnational Corporations, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agency for International Development, and Urban Institute. Kudrle has been vice president of the International Studies Association.





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