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An Empirical Model of Asset Replacement in Dairy Production

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  • Miranda, Mario J
  • Schnitkey, Gary D

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Throughout the U.S. dairy farm industry, observed rates of dairy cow replacement consistently exceed the rates prescribed as optimal by dairy economists. We attempt to uncover the causes of this discrepancy by estimating a series of dynamic discrete choice models of dairy cow replacement using historical farm-level data. We also advance the methods used to estimate dynamic discrete choice models by demonstrating how orthogonal polynomial projection methods can be effectively combined with standard maximum likelihood techniques to estimate structural models of dynamic decision-making. Copyright 1995 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 10 (1995)
Issue (Month): S (Suppl. Dec.)
Pages: S41-55

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  3. Chen, Gang & Roberts, Matthew C., 2004. "A Dynamic Programming Framework For Using Weather Derivatives To Manage Dairy Profit Risk," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20171, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  4. Robert L. Hicks & Kurt Schnier, 2006. "A Spatial Model of Dolphin Avoidance in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean," Working Papers 25, Department of Economics, College of William and Mary.
  5. Howitt, Richard E. & Reynaud, Arnaud & Msangi, Siwa & Knapp, Keith C., 2002. "Calibrated Stochastic Dynamic Models for Resource Management," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19620, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  6. Victor Aguirregabiria & Arvind Magesan, 2013. "Euler Equations for the Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Structural Models," Working Papers tecipa-489, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
  7. Gardebroek, Cornelis & Oude Lansink, Alfons G.J.M., 2008. "Dynamic Microeconometric Approaches To Analysing Agricultural Policy," 107th Seminar, January 30-February 1, 2008, Sevilla, Spain 6592, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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