Trade and marketing

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.

Option Pricing on Renewable Commodity Markets

Options markets on agricultural commodities with maturities that exceed 13 months seldom trade. . Our hypothesis is that this market failure is due to the absence of an accurate option pricing model for commodities where mean reversion can be expected.

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.