Consumer Economics

Internet Access and Internet Purchasing Patterns of Farm Households

TUsing data from the 2004 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) and a double-hurdle estimation approach, we explore the adoption of computers with Internet access by and Internet purchasing patterns of farm households.

Using Linked Household-level Datasets to Explain Consumer Response to BSE in Canada

This paper discusses methods used to understand how consumers who have different concerns about nutrition react to BSE events and how beef consumption after BSE discoveries were shaped by consumers concerns of food safety and their trust of government and

Consumer Confidence in the Food System, Media Coverage and Stock Prices of Food Companies: A Regression Analysis

This paper examines the impact of media coverage of food safety and defense issues on consumer confidence in food safety, and measures the response of stock prices of food companies to changes in consumer confidence.

Catching-Up Trajectories in the Wine Sector: A Comparative Study of Chile, Italy and South Africa

This paper shows that emerging countries with diverse institutional models and innovation strategies, have been driving the process of technological modernization and product standardization.

The Influence of Endogenous Nutrition Knowledge on Consumers? Willingness-To-Pay for Grass-Fed Beef

Using grass-fed beef as a vehicle, this paper investigates the impacts of consumers’ nutrition knowledge on their willingness to pay by accommodating the endogeneity problem using instrumental variable approach.

Determinants of Meats Purchase Behavior by Ethnic Groups

This study investigates the impact of ethnicity and the determinants of meats purchase behavior in the U.S. by using single Probit equations.

Liquidity Costs in Futures Options Markets

The major finding is that liquidity costs in futures options market are two to three times higher than liquidity costs in the futures market.

Farmer Participation in Supermarket Channels, Production Technology and Technical Efficiency: The Case of Vegetables in Kenya

Supermarkets are currently gaining ground in the agri-food systems of many developing countries. While recent research has analyzed income effects in the small farm sector, impacts on farming efficiency have hardly been studied.

Westland/Hallmark: 2008 Beef Recall; A Case Study by The Food Industry Center

A Humane Society video, made secretly at the Westland/Hallmark plant in late 2007 and released in early 2008, led to the recall of 143 million pounds of beef.

Comfirmatory Bias under Food-Borne Risk: A Lab Experiment

An experiment was conducted to investigate the interaction between consumers’ past eating behaviors, risk perceptions and future information processing procedure.