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Caribbean Food Import Demand: Influence of the Changing Dynamics of the Caribbean Economy


  • Walters, Lurleen M.
  • Jones, Keithly G.


Using FAO data for 1961-2009, this study characterizes the trends in Caribbean food imports and uses the Central Bureau Statistics demand system to estimate import demand parameters. The findings and policy implications of the study are evaluated in the context of Caribbean food security concerns.

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  • Walters, Lurleen M. & Jones, Keithly G., 2012. "Caribbean Food Import Demand: Influence of the Changing Dynamics of the Caribbean Economy," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119724, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea12:119724

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    1. Trostle, Ronald, 2011. "Why Another Food Commodity Price Spike?," Amber Waves, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.
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    Caribbean; food imports; import demand parameters; Central Bureau Statistics demand system; food security; Demand and Price Analysis; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; International Relations/Trade; Q17;

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    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade

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