Market Evidence of Packer Willingness to Pay for Traceability
AbstractThis article measures the willingness to pay for the traceability of steers. I use data on the price of steers in Quebec and Ontario to identify a demand shifter in a hedonic framework. I estimate error correction models to provide the first market-based econometric estimates of the willingness to pay for traceability. My best assessment is that a premium between C$0.02 and C$0.05 per pound of carcass (between 1.2% and 3.1%) is paid for traceable steers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 33965.
Date of creation: 17 Apr 2011
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Publication status: Published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, April 2011, vol. 93 no. 3, pp. 735-751
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beef; cattle; packer; premium; quality; traceability;
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- Sébastien Pouliot, 2011. "Market Evidence of Packer Willingness to Pay for Traceability," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 93(3), pages 735-751.
- Sebastien Pouliot, 2011. "Market Evidence of Packer Willingness to Pay for Traceability," Staff General Research Papers 33947, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
- D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations
- L15 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Information and Product Quality
- Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
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