Prof. Kym Anderson led from 2006 to 2009 a ground-breaking World Bank study to measure distortions to agricultural incentives in 75 countries over the past 50 years. One great public benefit of this project is that it provides, for the first time, comprehensive, estimates of policy indicators, as well as their underlying data on prices, production, consumption and trade. This database, compiled by Kym Anderson and Ernesto Valenzuela, can be accessed from the World Bank’s project’s website at www.worldbank.org/agdistortions.
The Centre for International Economic Studies (CIES) of The University of Adelaide, under the leadership of Dr Ernesto Valenzuela, has converted the data from this project to a more user-friendly web interface enabling users to create their own tables and graphics. The menu-driven items facility include data not only by country but also for major regions and broader country groups and fro the world as a whole, allowing one to generate national shares of country group or global data.
The interactive report-builder can be freely accessed at http://cies.adelaide.edu.au/agdistortions/database/report