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A Review of the Arts of Supply Response Analysis


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  • Colman, David R.
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    This paper classifies methods for estimating agricultural output supply responses to price into two broad categories (1) programming and (2) econometric. The latter category is further subdivided into two-stage procedures, directly estimated supply systems and directly estimated single commodity models. In Part 1 the theoretical basis of these methods is considered, while Part 2 explores their strengths, weaknesses and potentials from an empirical standpoint.

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    Article provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its journal Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 51 (1983)
    Issue (Month): 03 (December)

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:remaae:12516

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    Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis;


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    1. Santeramo, Fabio Gaetano, 2014. "On the Estimation of Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodites," MPRA Paper 56126, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Hall, Nigel H. & Fraser, L. & Purtill, A., 1988. "Supply Response in Broadacre Agriculture," Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 56(03), December.
    3. Vavra, Pavel & Colman, David, 2003. "The analysis of UK crop allocation at the farm level: implications for supply response analysis," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 76(2), pages 697-713, May.
    4. Deybe, D., 1998. "Can agricultural sector models be a tool for policy analysis? An application for the case of Burkina Faso," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 58(3), pages 367-380, November.
    5. Saunders, Caroline M. & Kaye-Blake, William & Cagatay, Selim, 2009. "Analyzing Drivers of World Food Prices: Weather, Growth, and Biofuels," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51460, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    6. Winter-Nelson, Alex, 1996. "Expectations, supply response, and marketing boards: An example from Kenya," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 14(1), pages 21-31, April.
    7. Stefanides, Zdenko & Tauer, Loren W., 1997. "Estimating Individual Farm Supply And Demand Elasticities Using Nonparametric Production Analysis," Working Papers 14743, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
    8. Kaye-Blake, William & Saunders, Caroline M., 2006. "Estimated Contribution of Four Biotechnologies to New Zealand Agriculture," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21133, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    9. Smith, Anna Rickett & Dorfman, Jeffrey H., 2002. "An Economic Evaluation Of Cotton And Peanut Research In Southeastern United States," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19900, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    10. Foster, Kenneth A. & Mwanaumo, Anthony, 1995. "Estimation of dynamic maize supply response in Zambia," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 12(1), pages 99-107, April.


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