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Modeling fresh organic produce consumption with scanner data: a generalized double hurdle model approach

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  • Feng Zhang

    (Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7509 and Deloitte Consulting LLP, 111 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60025)

  • Chung L. Huang

    (Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia, 313-E Conner Hall, Athens, GA 30602-7509)

  • Biing-Hwan Lin

    (Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room N2110, 1800 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036-5831)

  • James E. Epperson

    (Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia, 315 Conner Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7509)

Abstract

Previous studies using consumer surveys based on contingent valuations gave inconsistent or even contradictory results with respect to the impact of some consumer characteristics on organic foods consumption. Using actual retail-level data, this study provides an objective view of the consumers' social economic characteristics related to the growth of the fresh organic produce market with a generalized double hurdle model. Market participation and conditional|unconditional consumption elasticities were computed for the generalized double hurdle model. [EconLit citations: C240, D120, Q110]. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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  • Feng Zhang & Chung L. Huang & Biing-Hwan Lin & James E. Epperson, 2008. "Modeling fresh organic produce consumption with scanner data: a generalized double hurdle model approach," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 24(4), pages 510-522.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:agribz:v:24:y:2008:i:4:p:510-522
    DOI: 10.1002/agr.20176
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