Revealed demand for country-of-origin labeling of meat in the United States

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Mykel R.
dc.contributor.author Tonsor, Glynn T.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-11T22:47:27Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-11T22:47:27Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/16984
dc.description.abstract Proponents of the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling (MCOOL) law have argued that consumers prefer domestic meat and value labels confirming domestic origin. Following legislation enacted in March 2009, an ex post analysis of demand is possible to evaluate relative costs and benefits of MCOOL. This study uses retail grocery-store scanner data to estimate a Rotterdam demand model of meat products. The model results failed to detect changes in consumer meat demand post-MCOOL. Given the costs of compliance incurred by meat processors and no evidence of increased demand, our results suggest that producers and consumers have experienced a welfare loss. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.waeaonline.org/UserFiles/file/JAREAug20137Taylorp235.pdf en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, November 20, 2013. en_US
dc.subject Country of origin en_US
dc.subject MCOOL en_US
dc.subject Meat demand en_US
dc.subject Rotterdam en_US
dc.subject Separability en_US
dc.title Revealed demand for country-of-origin labeling of meat in the United States en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.epage 247 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US
dc.citation.spage 235 en_US
dc.citation.volume 38 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtaylor en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid gtonsor en_US


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