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The effect of the Eurozone crisis on U.S. food companies


  • Epperson, James E.
  • Escalante, Cesar L.


From the beginning of 2011 to the middle of 2012 the U.S. stock market did not generally perform well. This subpar performance has been largely attributed by the business media to the Eurozone crisis. The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent to which the values of U.S. food companies are related to the Eurozone crisis. The stock prices of nine well-known U.S. food companies and the S&P index are regressed, using a system of equations approach, against a set of variables accounting for profitability and the economic wellbeing of the Eurozone and the United States. Based on the findings of this study it would seem that the U.S. stock market, including food companies, is primarily affected by the wellbeing of the U.S. economy as opposed to that of the EU.

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  • Epperson, James E. & Escalante, Cesar L., 2012. "The effect of the Eurozone crisis on U.S. food companies," Faculty Series 137096, University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ugeofs:137096

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    1. Schnitkey, Gary D. & Kramer, Clayton, 2012. "Performance of Publicly Traded Agricultural Companies Since 2000: Construction of the AgIndex," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 44(03), August.
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    SUR; agriculture; stock prices; crisis; Financial Economics; International Relations/Trade;

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