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Interfiber Competition In Textile Mills Over Time


  • Zhang, Ping
  • Fletcher, Stanley M.
  • Ethridge, Don E.


Cotton and synthetic fiber competition in textile mills between 1961-1990 was examined using a time-varying parameter regression model. Results indicate that the structure of demand for cotton is not stable and cotton's share responses to changes in the prices of cotton and synthetic fiber vary over time. Cotton and synthetic fiber competition in textile mill use is essentially between cotton and noncellulosic fiber. Cellulosic fiver is not a cotton competitor.

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  • Zhang, Ping & Fletcher, Stanley M. & Ethridge, Don E., 1994. "Interfiber Competition In Textile Mills Over Time," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 26(01), July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:15414

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    1. Shui, Shangnan & Beghin, John C. & Wohlgenant, M., 1993. "Impact of Technical Change, Scale Effects and Forward Ordering on U.S. Fiber Demands, The," Staff General Research Papers Archive 1567, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Kym Anderson & Ernesto Valenzuela & Lee Ann Jackson, 2007. "Recent and Prospective Adoption of Genetically Modified Cotton: A Global CGE Analysis of Economic Impacts," Centre for International Economic Studies Working Papers 2007-07, University of Adelaide, Centre for International Economic Studies.
    2. Stephen Macdonald & Suwen Pan & Darren Hudson & Francis Tuan, 2014. "Toward a consumer economy in China: implications of changing wage policies for U.S. cotton exports," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 45(4), pages 513-524, July.
    3. Kym Anderson & Ernesto Valenzuela & Lee Ann Jackson, 2008. "Recent and Prospective Adoption of Genetically Modified Cotton: A Global Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Economic Impacts," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 56, pages 265-296.
    4. MacDonald, Stephen, 1997. "Global End-Use Demand for Cotton: A Time-Varying Parameter Model," MPRA Paper 70911, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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