Demand Response for Imported and Domestic Poultry Meat Products to Food Safety Regulations in Japan: An Application of the Almost Ideal Demand System Model
AbstractThis study estimates the response of Japanese consumersf demand for poultry meat to the food safety regulations at the border using the almost ideal demand system (AIDS) with a particular focus on the maximum residue limits (MRL) on pesticides and veterinary drugs. The AIDS model allows for differing demand response to the food safety regulations across goods from different origins as consumers tend to rearrange their consumption within a product category. The results indicate the asymmetry of the demand response to a change in MRLs and avian-influenza bans. Tightening the MRLs reduces domestic demand for poultry meat as well as demand for imports from China and the US, and increases demand for imports from Brazil. Thus, the assessment of the impact of regulatory policies needs to take consumersf flexible rearrangement of bundles into account.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University in its series OSIPP Discussion Paper with number 11E007.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2011
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Poultry meat trade; food safety regulations; the AIDS model;
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- D18 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Protection
- F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
- Q11 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2011-11-07 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2011-11-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-REG-2011-11-07 (Regulation)
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