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Determinants of spatial dynamics of dairy production: a review

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  • Mosnier, Claire
  • Wieck, Christine

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This paper reviews studies analyzing the determinants of spatial dynamic dairy production. The review distinguishes three dimensions that may contribute to spatial dynamics: farm level determinants related to factor endowment, technology, and production costs; developments and differences at the dairy sector level; and spatial differences in public policy. Spatial dynamics is influenced by both, structural change and regional production change. Still, research analyzing both issues in context is still scare. We argue that research focusing on the co-evolution of farm structure and regional production could help to better encompass regional production change dynamics.

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  • Mosnier, Claire & Wieck, Christine, 2010. "Determinants of spatial dynamics of dairy production: a review," Discussion Papers 162896, University of Bonn, Institute for Food and Resource Economics.
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    1. Storm, Hugo & Heckelei, Thomas, 2015. "Local and regional spatial interactions in the analysis of Norwegian farm growth," 150th Seminar, October 22-23, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland 212648, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    2. Storm, Hugo & Heckelei, Thomas, 2016. "Using Multiple Neighboring Interaction Effects In Spatial Regression Specifications To Reduce Omitted Variable Bias," 56th Annual Conference, Bonn, Germany, September 28-30, 2016 244763, German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA).
    3. Storm, Hugo & Heckelei, Thomas, 2016. "Local and regional spatial interactions of Norwegian farm growth," 2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts 235576, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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    Keywords

    dairy production; dairy sector; spatial dynamics; differentiation; heterogeneity; Agricultural and Food Policy; Livestock Production/Industries; Q12; Q13; R12;

    JEL classification:

    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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