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Modeling Fresh Organic Produce Consumption: A Generalized Double-Hurdle Model Approach

  • Zhang, Feng
  • Huang, Chung L.
  • Lin, Biing-Hwan

Using actual retail data, this study is intended to profile consumers' social economic characteristics related to the growth of the fresh organic produce market with a generalized double-hurdle model. The nested test shows that the above model performs significantly better than Cragg's independent double-hurdle model and Tobit model.

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Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida with number 35435.

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