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American Crystal Sugar: Genetically Enhanced Sugarbeets?*

Cheryl S. DeVuyst and Cheryl J. Wachenheim.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Agricultural Economics. 5261 words.

Biotechnology affords new risks and opportunities for food processing firms. This decision case involves a cooperative that is considering whether to allow members to grow sugarbeet...

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Capturing Experts' Uncertainty in Welfare Analysis: An Application to Organophosphate use Regulation in U.S. Apple Production

Jutta Roosen and David A. Hennessy.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 2001; p ublished online February 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Manufacturing; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

The use of organophosphate insecticides in apple production has become of regulatory concern since the Food Quality Protection Act passed into law in 1996. Through an expert opinion survey,...

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Uncertainty and Investment Dynamics

Nick Bloom, Stephen Bond and John Van Reenen.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Manufacturing; Corporate Governance. 11783 words.

This paper shows that with (partial) irreversibility higher uncertainty reduces the responsiveness of investment to demand shocks. Uncertainty increases real option values making firms more...

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Information Cost and Consumer Choices of Healthy Foods

Chen Zhu, Rigoberto A. Lopez and Xiaoou Liu.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health; Manufacturing; Marketing. 7316 words.

This article examines whether or not a reduction in consumer search cost for nutritional information increases the probability that heterogeneous consumers will choose healthier food...

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What is in a Name? Information, Heterogeneity, and Quality in a Theory of Nested Names

Jianyu Yu, Zohra Bouamra-Mechemache and Angelo Zago.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Manufacturing; Agricultural Economics. 14889 words.

Collective labels are widespread in food markets, and are either separated or nested with private brands—the latter are known as “nested names”. We propose a model to explain the rationale...

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