Short-Run Supply Responses in the U.S. Beef-Cattle Industry
This article investigates the response of beef-cattle producers to changes in the price of cattle. Previous research has suggested that there may be a negative short-run supply response to a permanent increase in the price of cattle. We build a dynamic, rational expectations model that separates the markets for fed and unfed beef. This separation generates predictions that the supply response is generally positive, even for permanent shocks in the short run, and nests the negative supply response as a special case for appropriately restricted demand shocks. Copyright 2001, Oxford University Press.
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Volume (Year): 83 (2001)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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