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Measuring International Competitiveness in the Beef Sector


  • Hayes, Dermot J.
  • Green, John R.
  • Jensen, Helen H.
  • Erbach, Adrienne


Beef is a heterogenous commodity, which makes it difficult to compare beef prices on an international level. This article evaluates several methods of comparing beef prices for use in measuring both comparative advantage and the rate of protection. The most suitable method is one that compares the prices of wholesale cuts, adjusted for transportation costs.
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  • Hayes, Dermot J. & Green, John R. & Jensen, Helen H. & Erbach, Adrienne, 1991. "Measuring International Competitiveness in the Beef Sector," Staff General Research Papers Archive 410, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:410

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    1. Parcell, Joseph L. & Schroeder, Ted C. & Kastens, Terry L., 1998. "The Effects Of Meat Exports And Imports On Wholesale Primal Prices," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20898, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    2. Helen H. Jensen & Steven W. Voigt & Dermot J. Hayes, 1995. "Measuring international competitiveness in the pork sector," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 11(2), pages 169-177.
    3. Buhr, Brian L. & Kim, Hanho, 1997. "Dynamic adjustment in the US beef market with imports," Agricultural Economics of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 17(1), October.
    4. Lyford, Conrad P. & Welch, J. Mark, 2004. "Measuring Competition For Textiles: Does The U.S. Make The Grade?," 2004 Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2004, Tulsa, Oklahoma 34616, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    5. Buhr, Brian L. & Kim, Hanho, 1997. "Dynamic adjustment in the US beef market with imports," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 17(1), pages 21-34, October.
    6. Dyck, John H. & Nelson, Kenneth E., 2003. "Structure Of The Global Markets For Meat," Agricultural Information Bulletins 33701, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

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