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Quality Promotion through Eco-Labeling: Introduction to the Special Issue


  • Costa Sandine

    (AgroParisTech ENGREF)

  • Ibanez Lisette


  • Loureiro Maria L.

    (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)

  • Marette Stéphan



This special issue is a collection of papers that address three questions of critical importance to the design of eco-labeling marketing strategies and policies. These three questions deal respectively with the efficiency of eco-labels when considering market structure and trade, the credibility of eco-labels, and consumer attitudes towards eco-labels.

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  • Costa Sandine & Ibanez Lisette & Loureiro Maria L. & Marette Stéphan, 2009. "Quality Promotion through Eco-Labeling: Introduction to the Special Issue," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, De Gruyter, vol. 7(2), pages 1-8, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bjafio:v:7:y:2009:i:2:n:1

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    1. Durham Catherine A. & Roheim Cathy A. & Pardoe Iain, 2012. "Picking Apples: Can Multi-Attribute Ecolabels Compete?," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, De Gruyter, vol. 10(1), pages 1-28, October.
    2. Bullock Graham, 2015. "Signaling the credibility of private actors as public agents: transparency, independence, and expertise in environmental evaluations of products and companies," Business and Politics, De Gruyter, vol. 17(2), pages 177-219, August.
    3. Ynte Dam & Janneke Jonge, 2015. "The Positive Side of Negative Labelling," Journal of Consumer Policy, Springer, vol. 38(1), pages 19-38, March.
    4. Lombardini, Chiara & Lankoski, Leena, 2011. "An Economic-Psychological Model of Sustainable Food Consumption," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114403, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    5. Alexander W. Cappelen & Tone Ognedal, 2017. "Certification and socially responsible production," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 18(1), pages 71-84, February.
    6. Cuffaro, Nadia & Di Giacinto, Marina, 2015. "Credence goods, consumers’ trust in regulation and high quality exports," Bio-based and Applied Economics Journal, Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA), issue 2, August.

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