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The Inefficiencies of Regionalised Milk Quota Trade

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  • Thia Hennessy
  • Shailesh Shrestha
  • Laurence Shalloo
  • Michael Wallace

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"This paper estimates the inefficiencies associated with the regionalisation of the milk quota trade. An optimisation model is developed to estimate the economic value of quota. Quota values are aggregated to derive quota sale and purchase curves under two scenarios: first, where quotas can be traded nationally and second, where the trade of quota is regionally restricted. Quota trade is simulated and the consequent effects on supplier structure estimated. Through the derivation of sectoral cumulative cost curves it is possible to estimate the impact of regionalising quota trade on sector efficiency. The model is solved using National Farm Survey data from Ireland and the inefficiencies of regionalised quota trade in Ireland are estimated at €27 million. The paper concludes by discussing the implications of restricted quota trade, especially in the context of eventual quota removal." Copyright (c) 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation (c) 2009 The Agricultural Economics Society.

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  • Thia Hennessy & Shailesh Shrestha & Laurence Shalloo & Michael Wallace, 2009. "The Inefficiencies of Regionalised Milk Quota Trade," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 60(2), pages 334-347.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jageco:v:60:y:2009:i:2:p:334-347
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    1. Frick, Fabian & Sauer, Johannes, 2016. "Deregulation and Productivity – Empirical Evidence on Dairy Production," 2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts 236032, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. Frick, Fabian & Sauer, Johannes, 2016. "Deregulation And Productivity – Empirical Evidence On Dairy Production," 56th Annual Conference, Bonn, Germany, September 28-30, 2016 244884, German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA).
    3. Cathal O'Donoghue & Thia Hennessy, 2014. "Chapter 03: The Agri-Food Sector," Chapters from Rural Economic Development in Ireland,in: Rural Economic Development in Ireland, edition 1, chapter 3 Rural Economy and Development Programme,Teagasc.
    4. Glover, Jane, 2011. "Where has all the cream gone: How sustainable is the English dairy supply chain?," 85th Annual Conference, April 18-20, 2011, Warwick University, Coventry, UK 108940, Agricultural Economics Society.
    5. Shrestha, Shailesh & Hennessy, Thia & Abdalla, Mohamed & Forristal, Dermot & Jones, Michael B., 2014. "Determining Short Term Responses of Irish Dairy Farms under Climate Change," Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, vol. 63(3).

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