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Market and Welfare Effects of Second-Generation, Consumer-Oriented GM Products

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  • Konstantinos Giannakas
  • Amalia Yiannaka

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We examine the economic effects of the introduction of consumer-oriented genetically modified (GM) products into the food system by developing a model of heterogeneous consumers and producers that allows for vertical and horizontal differentiation between the products available to consumers. The model facilitates the estimation of consumer and producer surpluses in the product/utility and product/net returns spaces. Results show that the introduction of consumer-oriented GM products can change the relationship between GM and conventional and organic products from one of vertical to one of horizontal product differentiation and can enhance both economic welfare and the market acceptance and growth of agricultural biotechnology. Copyright 2008, Oxford University Press.

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  • Konstantinos Giannakas & Amalia Yiannaka, 2008. "Market and Welfare Effects of Second-Generation, Consumer-Oriented GM Products," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 90(1), pages 152-171.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:90:y:2008:i:1:p:152-171
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    9. Derek Eaton, 2013. "Innovation and IPRs in the Agricultural Seed Sector," CIES Research Paper series 19-2013, Centre for International Environmental Studies, The Graduate Institute.
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    11. Rim Lassoued & Konstantinos Giannakas, 2010. "Economic Effects of the Consumer-oriented Genetically Modified Products in Markets with a Labelling Regime," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 61(3), pages 499-526.
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    15. Costanigro, Marco & Scozzafava, Gabriele & Casini, Leonardo, 2017. "Vertical Differentiation, Perceptions Restructuring, And Wine Choices: The Case Of The Gran Selezione In Chianti Wines," Working Papers 253850, American Association of Wine Economists.

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