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Quality Signaling through Certification. Theory and an Application to Agricultural Seed Market

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  • Auriol, Emmanuelle
  • Schilizzi, Steven

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Paper provided by Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse in its series IDEI Working Papers with number 165.

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  1. Sanogo, Diakalia & Masters, William A., 2002. "The Value Of Quality Certification For Infant Foods: Results From A Market Experiment In Mali," 2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA 19601, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. Giovanni Anania & Rosanna Nisticò, 2004. "Public Regulation as a Substitute for Trust in Quality Food Markets: What if the Trust Substitute cannot be Fully Trusted?," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 160(4), pages 681-, December.
  3. Franz Hackl & Agnes Kügler & Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, 2011. "Reputation and Certification in Online Shops," Economics working papers 2011-16, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  4. Corinne Langinier & Bruce A. Babcock, 2006. "Agricultural Production Clubs: Viability and Welfare Implications," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 06-wp431, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  5. Lisette Ibanez & Gilles Grolleau, 2008. "Can Ecolabeling Schemes Preserve the Environment?," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 40(2), pages 233-249, June.
  6. Pierre Fleckinger, 2007. "Collective Reputation and Market Structure: Regulating the Quality vs Quantity Trade-of," Working Papers hal-00243080, HAL.
  7. Schulze, Holger & Albersmeier, Friederike & Spiller, Achim & Jahn, Gabriele, 2006. "Audit risk factors in certification: How can risk-oriented audits improve the quality of certification standards?," 98th Seminar, June 29-July 2, 2006, Chania, Crete, Greece 10108, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  8. Lucie Bottega & Jenny De Freitas, 2009. "Public, private and nonprofit regulation for environmental quality," DEA Working Papers 33, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Departament d'Economía Aplicada.
  9. Jahn, Gabriele & Schramm, Matthias & Spiller, Achim, 2004. "The Quality of Audits - A Comparative Study of Auditing and Certification Schemes in the Food Sector," 84th Seminar, February 8-11, 2004, Zeist, The Netherlands 24991, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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