Market implications of FMD epidemics in the Finnish pig sector: Does market structure matter?
AbstractThis paper examines the role of market coordination and market distortions caused by a hypothetical FMD outbreak in the Finnish pig sector. By using stochastic dynamic programming, it simulates the consequences of two outbreak scenarios (large vs. small) under two distinct market regimes (competitive market vs. monopoly in the domestic supply). Simulated losses depend on the magnitude of outbreak and expected duration of possible turndown of meat exports, whereas market regime has a limited impact.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium with number 43837.
Date of creation: 2008
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Foreign trade; livestock epidemics; dynamic programming; Livestock Production/Industries;
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- NEP-ALL-2008-11-25 (All new papers)
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