Montana State University

Department of Political Science

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172240
Bozeman, MT 59717-2240

Tel: (406) 994-4141
Fax: (406) 994-6692
Location: 2-143 Wilson Hall

Department Head

Linda Young
lmyoung@montana.edu



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Linda Young, Department Head

Linda Young, Department Head
Ph.D., University of California - Davis, 1987

Curriculum: International political economy, globalization and
politics, the politics of food and hunger, research methods

Courses:

I developed and teach these courses using a political economy framework:

PSCI 406 - Political Economy of Energy
PSCI 435 - Globalization & Politics
PSCI 436 - Politics of Food & Hunger
PSCI 437 - International Political Economy

Research agenda: Impacts of agricultural trade and trade
policies on the welfare of various groups

Phone: 406-994-5604
E-mail: lmyoung@montana.edu

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Educational Background

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis, 1987.

Doctoral Dissertation - “The Formation of Wheat Policies in the United States, Canada, and Japan: Case Studies of Endogenizing Policy Behavior." Alex McCalla, advisor.

B.A., Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1980.

Positions

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Montana State University, Bozeman. (June 2008–present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Montana State University, Bozeman. (August 2005–May 2008)

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University, Bozeman. (January 2001–August 2005)

Agricultural Policy Program Coordinator, Trade Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman. (January 1996–December 2000)

Senior Economist, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Canberra, Australia. (January 1988–September 1990)


Professional Activities

Leadership Training
HERS Institute 2011-2012 "Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education Administration" Bryn Mawr University, June 18-July 3, 2011. Learn more...

Sabbatical
Dr. Young spent the 2010 spring semester on sabbatical in Latin America. Read more...

Capacity Building Program
Twelve agricultural economists from throughout the world participated in a capacity building program through a program I developed and administered with the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium. This four- year program, “Promoting Open Agricultural Markets Through Capacity Building in Developing Countries,” was funded by the Hewlett Foundation. For details see http://iatrcweb.org/.


Research & Publications

Research Agenda: My research uses an interdisciplinary framework to investigate issues in agricultural policy and trade. One research theme is to understand the impact of world markets on small agricultural producers in poor countries. Specifically, can small agricultural producers in Latin America increase their incomes by exporting to the world market? I am analyzing interviews conducted in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador to assess the interactions of small producers, exporting high value goods, with the world market. I will be comparing the insights gained from an economic model and a psychological model in understanding the challenges faced by these producers.

Another research theme is the tension between national agricultural policy and commitments made through the World Trade Organization, as states struggle to maintain their own set of policies while simultaneously creating a fair environment for international trade. In a recent paper we used transaction costs economics to compare the cohesiveness of domestic agricultural policy and trade policy in the United States and the European Union.

Past research efforts focused on the impact on producers, consumers and poor countries of rules for export competition for agriculture in the World Trade Organization.  One stream of research investigated the motivations prompting donors to give international food aid and how these motivations have changed since the 1990s.

Other research focused on climate change compared the policy framework for carbon sequestration in agriculture between the United States and the European Union.

Selected Publications:

Commissioned Papers

Young, L.M. 2005. “Export Competition Disciplines in the Doha Round.” Trade Policy Issues Paper 3, International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council, Washington, DC, June. Available at http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/pdf_view.pl?paperid=17819&ftype=.pdf.

Abbott, P.C. and L.M. Young. 2005. “An Evaluation of Possible Disciplines for Food Aid in the World Trade Organization.” Oxfam America, Boston, MA, January.

Abbott, P.C. and L.M. Young. 2003. “Export Competition Issues in the Doha Round.” Paper for the conference Agricultural Policy Reform and the WTO: Where Are We Heading? Capri, Italy, June 23–26. Available at http://www.ecostat.unical.it/2003agtradeconf/.

Hobbs, J.E. and L.M. Young. 2001. “Vertical Linkages in Agri-Food Supply Chains in Canada and the United States.” Research and Analysis Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, June. Available at http://www.agr.gc.ca/pol/index_e.php?s1=pub&s2=vertical.

Young, L., P. Abbott, and S. Leetmaa. 2001. “Export Competition: Issues and Options in the Agricultural Negotiations.” Commissioned Paper No. 15, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, May. Available at http://agecon.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/pdf_view.pl?paperid=3021&ftype=.pdf.

Refereed Journal Articles Since 2000

Young, L.M. and Kathleen C. Hansen. 2010. “Disconnections in US and EU Agricultural Policy and Trade Negotiations: A Transactions Costs Politics Approach.” The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, accepted and in press.

Young, L. M. 2009. “Introduction: Capacity Building and Agricultural Trade Policy Challenges in Developing Countries.” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development 5(2).

Young, L. M. 2009. “Capacity Building Programs in Agricultural Trade Policy.” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development 5(2).

Young, L.M. and P.C. Abbott. 2008. “Food Aid Donor Allocations After 1990.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 56(1):27–51.

Young, L.M., A. Weersink, M. Fulton, and J.B. Deaton. 2007. “Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture: EU and US Perspectives.” EuroChoices 6(1):32–37.

Young, L.M. 2006. “Eliminating Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade: Feasible? Desirable?” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development 2(1):159–162.

Young, L.M. and J. Waino. 2005. “The Antidumping Negotiations: Proposals, Positions and Anti-dumping Profiles.” Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 6(1):23–46. (http://www.esteycentre.com/journal/j_pdfs/youngwainio6-1.pdf)

Young, L.M. 2003. “Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture: The U.S. Policy Context.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 85(5):1164–1170.

Wainio, J., L.M. Young, and K. Meilke. 2003. “Trade Remedy Actions in NAFTA: Agriculture and Agri-Food Industries.” World Economy 26(7):1041–1065.

Young, L.M. and J.E. Hobbs. 2002. “Vertical Linkages in Agri-Food Supply Chains: Changing Roles for Producers, Commodity Groups, and Government Policy.” Review of Agricultural Economics 24(2):428–441.

Young, L.M. 2002. “Options for World Trade Organization Involvement in Food Aid.” Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 3(1):10–28. (http://www.esteyjournal.com/j_pdfs/young3-1.pdf)

Hobbs, J.E. and L.M. Young. 2000. “Closer Vertical Co-ordination in Agrifood Supply Chains: A Conceptual Framework and Some Preliminary Evidence.” Journal of Supply Chain Management 5(3):131–142.

Young, L.M. 2000. “U.S.-Canadian Agricultural Trade Conflicts: Time for a New Paradigm.” Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 1(1):22–35. (http://www.esteyjournal.com/j_pdfs/young1-1.pdf)

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters Since 2000

Young, L.M. and J. Waino. 2009. “The Antidumping Negotiations: Proposals, Positions and Anti-dumping Profiles.” In P.S. Prasad, ed., The Legal Aspects of Antidumping Laws. Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press, Law Books Division.

Young, L.M. 2007. “Government Procurement.” In W.A. Kerr and J.D. Gaisford, eds., Handbook on International Trade Policy. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., pp. 311–319.

Antle, J.M. and L.M. Young. 2005. “Policies and Incentive Mechanisms for the Permanent Adoption of Agricultural Carbon Sequestration Practices in Industrialized and Developing Countries.” In R. Lal, N. Uphoff, B.A. Stewart, and D.O. Hansen, eds., Climate Change and Global Food Security, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 679–701.

Young, L.M., J. Wainio, and K. Meilke. 2004. “Trade Remedy Actions in NAFTA Agriculture and Agri-Food Industries.”  In R.M.A. Loyns, K. Meilke, R.D. Knutson, and A. Yunez-Naude, eds., Keeping the Borders Open. Proceedings of the Eighth Agricultural and Food Policy Information Workshop, Texas A&M University, University of Guelph, and El Colegio de México / Winnipeg, Manitoba: Friesen Printers, pp. 232–281.

Abbott, P.C. and L.M. Young. 2004. “Export Competition Issues in the Doha Round.” In G. Anania, M.E. Bohman, C.A. Carter, and A.F. McCalla, eds., Agricultural Policy Reform in the WTO: Where Are We Heading? Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., pp. 252–283.

Loyns, R.M.A., L.M. Young, and C.A. Carter. 2001. “What Have We Learned from Cattle/Beef Disputes?” In R.M.A. Loyns, K. Meilke, R.D. Knutson, and A. Yunez-Naude, eds., Trade Liberalization Under NAFTA: Report Card on Agriculture. Proceedings of the Sixth Agricultural and Food Policy Information Workshop, Texas A&M University, University of Guelph, and El Colegio de México / Winnipeg, Manitoba: Friesen Printers, pp. 175–207.

Young, L.M. 2001. “Looking To the Future: Conflict Avoidance and Resolution in NAFTA’s Agricultural Trade.” In R.M.A. Loyns, K. Meilke, R.D. Knutson, and A. Yunez-Naude, eds., Trade Liberalization Under NAFTA: Report Card on Agriculture. Proceedings of the Sixth Agricultural and Food Policy Information Workshop, Texas A&M University, University of Guelph, and El Colegio de México / Winnipeg, Manitoba: Friesen Printers, pp. 331–347.