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Technological Performance In Meat Processing And Implications For Policy

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  • Xia, Yin
  • Buccola, Steven T.

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We develop a general model of processing cost, output demand, and factor demand in the U.S. meat processing industries, allowing for capital quasi-fixity and imperfectly competitive pricing. The model is used to analyze the sources and nature of size economies and technical change in the meat sector.

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  • Xia, Yin & Buccola, Steven T., 2000. "Technological Performance In Meat Processing And Implications For Policy," 2000 Annual meeting, July 30-August 2, Tampa, FL 21862, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea00:21862
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