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Beeronomics: The Economics of Beer and Brewing

Johan F. M. Swinnen and Thijs Vandemoortele

in The Economics of Beer

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199693801
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731884 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693801.003.0018
Beeronomics: The Economics of Beer and Brewing

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The chapters in this book demonstrate that ‘beeronomics’ covers a vast set of economic issues: economic history, development, demand and supply, geography, trade, investment, technology, health and nutrition, quantity and quality, industrial organization, competition, science and innovation, taxation, regulation, political economy, etc. This concluding chapter summarizes some of the key insights of this book, organized in five sections: a historical perspective on the product ‘beer’, consumption, industrial organization, trade and international expansion, and government regulation. The final section discusses a set of unresolved issues and a future research agenda in the field of beeronomics.

Keywords: beer; history; consumption; industrial organization; trade; international expansion; regulation

Chapter.  8755 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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