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  • Laurian Unnevehr
  • James Eales
  • Helen Jensen
  • Jayson Lusk
  • Jill McCluskey
  • Jean Kinsey

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Agricultural economists first carried out demand studies in order to understand determinants of farm prices and incomes. The shift to a focus on consumer welfare began with studies of the role of food and food assistance in standards of living. Now the profession is more concerned with how information and quality attributes influence consumer behavior. Agricultural economists' empirical work in this field has informed the development of household production theory, hedonic price theory, definitions of poverty thresholds, complete demand systems, and survey and experimental techniques to elicit preferences. Copyright 2010, Oxford University Press.

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

Volume (Year): 92 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 506-521

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Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:92:y:2010:i:2:p:506-521

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  1. Zhylyevskyy, Oleksandr & Jensen, Helen H. & Garasky, Steven B. & Cutrona, Carolyn E. & Gibbons, Frederick X., 2011. "Effects of Family, Friends, and Relative Prices on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by African American Youths," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 107086, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Sabrina Teyssier & Fabrice Etilé & Pierre Combris, 2012. "Social- and Self-Image Concerns in Fair-Trade Consumption: Evidence from Experimental Auctions for Chocolate," PSE Working Papers halshs-00722592, HAL.
  3. Dejgaard Jensen, Jorgen & Hansen, Aslak H. & Fagt, Sisse & Velsing Groth, Margit, 2010. "Consumer incentives to comply with nutritional recommendations – an economic approach," 115th Joint EAAE/AAEA Seminar, September 15-17, 2010, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany 116432, European Association of Agricultural Economists & Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  4. Narrod, Clare A. & Malcolm, Scott A. & Ollinger, Michael & Roberts, Tanya, 1999. "Pathogen Reduction Options In Slaughterhouses And Methods For Evaluating Their Economic Effectiveness," 1999 Annual meeting, August 8-11, Nashville, TN 21562, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  5. Kuchler, Fred & Ralston, Katherine & Unnevehr, Laurian J., 1997. "Reducing pesticide risks to US food consumers: can agricultural research help?," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 119-132, April.
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  7. Alan Matthews & Keith Walsh, 2006. "The Economic Consequences of the Doha Round for Ireland," The Economic and Social Review, Economic and Social Studies, vol. 37(1), pages 47-69.

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