Agricultural Economics Review

Provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas among scientists in order to encourage the development of theoretical and applied research in the field of agricultural economics.

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Vol. 10, No. 2, 2009

Consumers' Stated Choices versus Purchasing Desires: Case of Hawaii1 Food Baskets
AbstractThis article uses a case study involving Hawaii food baskets to show that although a choice based conjoint experiment can elicit respondents ' most preferred alternative, this "preferred" option may not be one that respondents are willing to...
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Efficiency of Scottish Farms: A Stochastic Cost Frontier Analysis1
AbstractIn this paper the relative cost efficiency of Scottish farms is determined, and variables that explain this efficiency by farm type are identified and implications discussed. A panel dataset from the Farm Accounts Scheme (FAS) survey for the...
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Quality Perception of PDO Beef Producers*
AbstractFood quality from a consumer perspective includes sanitary aspects as well as nutrition, but also taste, aspect, integrity and the particularity of products. But quality at the consumer level can only be achieved if quality is respected throughout...
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Are Food Price Differences in EU Member States a Result of the Penn Effect?
AbstractPanel data from 14 EU member states and non parametric techniques are used in this paper to investigate the relationship between food prices and real per capita incomes. The empirical results suggest that the Penn Effect largely holds for Total...
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Efficiency Estimates for the Agricultural Production in Vietnam: A Comparison of Parametric and Non-Parametric Approaches
AbstractThis paper uses both parametric and non-parametric approaches to estimate technical, allocative, and economic efficiencies for the agriculture production in sixty provinces of Vietnam in the period 1990-2005. Under different technology specifications,...
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Enlargement of the European Union: A Movement towards the Optimal Trade Bloc Size?
AbstractThis paper analyses how the enlargement of a trade bloc will affect national welfare. We establish a partial equilibrium model of a trade bloc either operating as a monopoly with a competitive fringe or facing a duopolistic game in production...
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The Impact of Socio-Demographic Factors and Political Perceptions on Consumer Attitudes towards Genetically Modified Foods: An Econometric Investigation
AbstractThis survey-based paper investigates the impact of socio-demographic factors, along with political perceptions, as expressed by attitudes towards globalization, on consumer attitudes towards GM foods, in Greece. Different aspects of consumer...
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Agricultural Producer Support Policy in Iran and Selected Countries
AbstractAgricultural policies in Iran have aimed at achieving self-sufficiency in food productions through the government various policies. The aim of this paper is to examine the current level of protection which may exist in agricultural sector in...
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Vol. 10, No. 1, 2009

The Normative Efficiency Ranking of Output and Export Subsidies under Costly and Imperfect Enforcement
AbstractThis paper builds on the literature on agricultural policy analysis under costly and imperfect enforcement by analyzing the effect of enforcement costs and noncompliance on the relative transfer efficiency of output and export subsidies. Analytical...
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A Dynamic Characterization of Efficiency
AbstractThe definition and measurement of dynamic economic performance has been addressed obliquely in the literature with the notions of scope economies and capacity utilization measures, but little work has focused on develop the static theory analogs...
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International Consumption Patterns for Proteins and Fats: Intra-Distributional Mobility and the Role of Income Elasticity
AbstractStochastic kernels are used in this paper to investigate intra-distribution dynamics in the world per capita intakes of proteins and fats. The analysis of actual transitions over the last 40 years indicates that lagging countries improved their...
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Parametric Measurement of Time-Varying Technical Inefficiency: Results from Competing Models
AbstractThis paper provides an empirical comparison of time-varying technical inefficiency measures obtained from the econometric estimation of different specifications of the stochastic production frontier model. Specifically, ten different frontier...
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Understanding the Adoption of Cotton Biotechnologies in the US: Firm Level Evidence
AbstractBy most measures, adoption of first generation crop biotechnologies in the United States and elsewhere has been extremely fast. Yet, only modest research effort has been devoted to understanding why producers in different parts of the world have...
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A Survey of Greek Agricultural E-Markets
AbstractThe role that information technology plays in today's business activities has led to an increase in firms using and/or deploying e-markets online. This development undoubtedly affects the agri-food sector, since a large number of agricultural...
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Vol. 9, No. 2, 2008

Manager Power, Member Behavior and Capital Structure: Portuguese Douro Wine Cooperatives
AbstractLeverage is one of the most important financial factors to the survival and viability of agricultural cooperatives (e.g., wine cooperatives) during a period of intense competition. Leverage is influenced both by the behavior of managers and cooperative...
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Stewardship and Risk: An Empirically Grounded Theory of Organic Fish Farming in Scotland
AbstractIt has long been assumed ownership gives farmers incentives to act as stewards of the land. On this basis, quasi-property rights are granted to fish farmers to encourage them to manage risks to the aquatic environment.This paper offers an empirically...
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The Balassa-Samuelson Productivity Bias Hypothesis: Further Evidence Using Panel Data
AbstractUsing panel data for fifty-nine industrialized and developing countries, this paper examines the Balassa-Samuelson productivity bias hypothesis. A random coefficients model that allows for country- and time-specific productivity effects is estimated...
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Do Caring Services Affect Off-Farm Work? Evidence from Italy
AbstractThe article investigates the determinants of the off-farm work decision in Italian farm households, highlighting the role of caring services.Assuming that the household simultaneously decides over the optimal allocation of time of each of its...
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Modeling Economic Optimum Nitrogen Rates for Winter Wheat When Inputs Affect Yield and Output-Price
AbstractAn empirical model to examine economically optimal nitrogen fertilizer rates for winter wheat when nitrogen affects crop yield and crop price is presented. The results show that the ex post estimated economically optimal nitrogen rate for one...
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The Impact of Innovation, Firm Growth and Perceptions on Technical and Scale Efficiency
AbstractThis paper uses a two-stage approach to analyse efficiency and productivity of Dutch glasshouse firms over the period 1991-1998. The first stages uses DEA to determine productivity growth and technical and scale efficiency; the second stage applies...
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The Individual and Social Characteristics of Poplar Investors-Cultivators and the Factors That Affect the Size of Poplar Plantations According to the EU Regulation 2080/92
AbstractThe framework of regulation EU/2080/92 includes a series of measures aimed at subsidies for the afforestation of agricultural land with a variety of species (Pinus, Poplar, Black locust, Walnut etc). Poplar in particular is a widespread forest...
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Single Payments of the CAP: Where Do the Rents Go?
AbstractBased on a simple graphical model we analyze the effects of the single payment scheme (SPS), introduced in the EU in 2003 on land prices and the distribution of rents. In particular, we are interested in if the single payments are capitalized...
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Vol. 9, No. 1, 2008

Demand for Non-Commodity Outputs from Mountain Olive Groves1
AbstractAgricultural multifunctionality is the recognition of the joint exercise of economic, environmental and social functions by this sector. In order to make this concept operative to support the design of public policies, it is necessary to estimate...
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Analyzing Supply Response of Fruit Tree Products in Tunisia: The Case of Peaches
AbstractIn Tunisia, peaches have a significant place in the fruit tree sector. Planted areas have been expanding ever since the eighties as a result of irrigation water extension and the use of better yielding varieties. These factors resulted in high...
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Some More Evidence in the Discussion of the Ambiguities Surrounding Consumer Perceived Value and Consumer Satisfaction: A New Perspective on the Role of Mass Communication Theories
AbstractThe major objective of this study is to test two alternative models in order to investigate whether customer value and satisfaction represent two theoretically and empirically distinct concepts. We address the core research themes of our study...
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What Influences Tastes? an Analysis of the Determinants of Consumers' Demand for Tastes in Food
AbstractThis article explores the factors affecting demand for tastes in food. Following Silberberg (1985) we divide demand for food into demand for nutrition and demand for tastes. We first compute the minimum cost required to fulfil the Recommended...
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The SMEs Performance by the New Technologies Application: The Case of Olive-Oil in Puglia
AbstractSince the facility for exchanging information and sharing knowledge increases both the competitiveness of companies and worker productivity, the opportunities that information and communication technology (ICT) offers for small and medium enterprises...
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Consumer Behaviour towards Own Label: Monitoring the Greek Experience
AbstractIn Greece, the traditional perceptions of private label were once of low quality, unbranded alternatives, attracting the most cost-conscious consumers. In today's private label market, however, a different level of products has emerged - the...
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The Relationship between Direct Payments and Efficiency on Swiss Farms
AbstractEconomic theory suggests several possible mechanisms through which direct government farm payments might influence the efficiency and structural change in agriculture. This study estimates identify the main determinants of efficiency, particularly,...
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Production Risks in Bulgarian Peanut Production
AbstractAs farmers in a transition economy search for new crop enterprises with a potential for income enhancement they are faced with increased risks in the process of resource allocation. It has been noted that biased estimation of production function...
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