Structural Change In U.S. Cheese Manufacturing: A Translog Cost Analysis Of A Panel Of Cheese Plants
Over the last 20 years the cheese manufacturing sector has become the most important market for U.S. farm milk. Using a plant-level dataset encompassing the 1972-1997 period we examine the production characteristics of this industry. Using the results obtained from our cost function we estimate a series of measures of input substitutability and scale economies.
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