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Price Expectations And Supply Response In The Thoroughbred Yearling Market


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  • Neibergs, J. Shannon
  • Thalheimer, Richard
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    Limited information is available concerning price determination in the thoroughbred yearling market. A recursive model incorporating price expectations and biological constraints is used to estimate supply and demand functions for thoroughbred horses. Empirical results characterize a market with inelastic supply and elastic demand that converges to equilibrium under static conditions. Purses were identified as the most influential variable impacting price. Comparative statics illustrate the effectiveness of purses as a policy instrument for the thoroughbred industry. Federal tax policy also was found to have a significant impact on the decisions to breed or invest in thoroughbred yearlings.

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    Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 29 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 02 (December)

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:15061

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    Keywords: Elasticity; Parimutual horse racing; Price determination; Price flexibility; Purses; Thoroughbred; Yearling; Demand and Price Analysis; Livestock Production/Industries;


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    2. Stoeppel, Kelly M. & Maynard, Leigh J., 2006. "Hedonic Price Analysis of Thoroughbred Broodmares in Foal," Staff Papers 31983, University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics.
    3. Vinzant, Patrick L. & Neibergs, J. Shannon, 1999. "Maximum-Likelihood Estimates Of Racehorse Earnings And Profitability," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 17(1).
    4. Vestal, Mallory K. & Lusk, Jayson L. & Cooper, Steven R. & Ward, Clement E., 2012. "What Are the Consequences of United States Government Slaughter Policies on Horse Prices?," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119766, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    5. Poerwanto, Devie A. & Stowe, C. Jill, . "The Relationship Between Sire Representation and Average Yearling Prices in the Thoroughbred Industry," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia.
    6. Vickner, Steven S. & Koch, Stephen I., 2001. "Hedonic Pricing, Information, And The Market For Thoroughbred Yearlings," Journal of Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, vol. 19(2).
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