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The Economic Effects of New-Product Beef Promotion in Guatemala


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  • Leister, Amanda M.
  • Capps, Oral, Jr.
  • Rosson, C. Parr, III
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    The United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) implemented a new-product promotion program to increase exports of U.S. beef to Guatemala in response to the implementation of the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). Consumer responsiveness and the effectiveness of the U.S.-branded beef promotion program were analyzed in this study. Demand responses to promotion activities that launched three new U.S. beef cuts in Guatemala were estimated by applying the Parks procedure to pooled, time-series, and cross-sectional data. Empirical results indicated that the promotion increased demand.

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    Article provided by Food Distribution Research Society in its journal Journal of Food Distribution Research.

    Volume (Year): 41 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (July)

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:jlofdr:139055

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    Keywords: International Relations/Trade; Livestock Production/Industries;


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    1. George C. Davis, 2005. "The Significance and Insignificance of Demand Analysis in Evaluating Promotion Programs," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 87(3), pages 673-688.
    2. Capps, Oral, Jr. & Havlicek, Joseph, Jr., 1978. "The Demand For Gasoline And Diesel Fuel In Agricultural Use In Virginia," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 10(01), July.
    3. Timothy J. Richards & Pieter. Van Ispelen & Albert Kagan, 1997. "A Two-Stage Analysis of the Effectiveness of Promotion Programs for U.S. Apples," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 79(3), pages 825-837.
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