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  • Tine Olsen
  • Brett Inder

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To explain the value added along the coffee commodity chain we propose and estimate a theoretical model of the coffee commodity chain. The theoretical model consists of four markets and five agents in the coffee commodity chain and predicts that prices in the coffee commodity chain move together but are also influenced by income, technology and production. A vector error correction model is used to test the theoretical predictions. In addition to the theoretical conclusions the empirical model confirms the beneficial role of the International Coffee Agreement and the importance of the level of production in determining coffee prices.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 06/08.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 03 Mar 2008
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Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2008-06

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Keywords: global commodity chain; vector error correction model; coffee; value added.;

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