Current Issues in Economics of Food Markets
by Fred Kuchler
, Abebayehu Tegene
, Michael Harris
, Ephraim Leibtag
, Phillip Kaufman, James Binkley, Patrick Canning
, Ryan Dooley, James Eales, Stephen Martinez
, Marinos Tsigas, Chinkook Lee, Brian O'Roark, Lorna Aldrich, Noel Blisard, Edward Allen
, and Gerald Schluter
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-747) August 2004
These reports synthesize economic analyses of the complex relationships in food markets of interest to officials responsible for public policy, decisionmakers in the industry, and researchers. Topics addressed so far include the economizing practices of low-income households in making food purchases, the increasing vertical coordination and integration of the industry, the link between consolidation of retailers and orange juice prices, the effects of a higher minimum wage on food prices, how taxes affect food markets, and lessons learned from the use of rbST in dairy production.
Keywords: food markets, minimum wage, taxes, vertical coordination, consumer biotechnology, low-income households, food purchasing behavior, orange juice, rbST, food retailer consolidation
In this publication...
AIB-747-08--Taxing Snack Foods: What to Expect for Diet and Tax Revenues, Pdf file 476 kb
AIB-747-07--Exploring Food Purchase Behavior of Low-Income Households: How Do They Economize?, Pdf file 109 kb
AIB-747-06--Consolidated Markets, Brand Competition, and Orange Juice Prices, Pdf file 141 kb
AIB-747-05--A Comparison of Vertical Coordination in the U.S. Poultry, Egg, and Pork Industries, Pdf file 836 kb
AIB-747-04--How Do Taxes Affect Food Markets?, Pdf file 98 kb
AIB-747-03--How Much Would Increasing the Minimum Wage Affect Food Prices?, Pdf file 124 kb
AIB-747-02--Price and Quality of Pork and Broiler Products: What's the Role of Vertical Coordination?, Pdf file 156 kb
AIB-747-01--Consumer Acceptance of Biotechnology: Lessons from the rbST Experience, Pdf file 68 kb
Need help with PDFs?