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Advertising Traded Goods

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Nerlove and WaughÂ’'s theory of cooperative (generic) advertising is extended to the case of traded goods. Results suggest that trade reduces the incentive to promote by enlarging the effective supply or demand elasticity facing the industry. This is especially true in the net exporter situation where the enlarged demand elasticity (relative to the autarky case) limits the ability to shift advertising costs onto consumers. Simulations of the model using data and parameter values for the California egg industry suggest that ignoring trade prejudices benefit-cost ratios in favor of the promotion program. The upward bias, moreover, is significant even when the trade share is modest.

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  • Kinnucan, Henry W., 1999. "Advertising Traded Goods," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 24(01), July.
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    1. Richards, Timothy J. & Patterson, Paul M., 2000. "New Varieties And The Returns To Commodity Promotion: The Case Of Fuji Apples," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 29(1), April.
    2. Richards, Timothy J. & Padilla, Luis, 2001. "Commodity R&D, Patenting, And Promotion," 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL 20497, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    3. J. A. L. Cranfield, 2003. "Optimal Collective Investment in Generic Advertising, Export Market Promotion and Cost-of-Production-Reducing Research," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 51(3), pages 299-321, November.
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    6. Kinnucan, Henry W. & Myrland, Oystein, 2002. "Relationship Between Partial and Total Responses to Advertising with Application to U.S. Meats," Research Bulletins 122634, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
    7. Harry M. Kaiser & Donald J. Liu & Ted Consignado, 2003. "An economic analysis of California raisin export promotion," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 19(2), pages 189-201.
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    9. Henry W. Kinnucan & Yuqing Zheng, 2004. "Advertising's effect on the market demand elasticity: A note," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 20(2), pages 181-188.

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