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Consumers’ Valuation of Functional Properties of Foods: Results from a Canada‐wide Survey
Very few economic analyses have been done about functional foods and nutraceuticals. The current paper seeks to characterize Canadian consumers' attitudes, beliefs, knowledge and willingness-to-payExpand
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The Impact of Regulatory Heterogeneity on Agri�?Food Trade
We estimate the impact of regulatory heterogeneity on agri-food trade using a gravity analysis that relies on detailed data on non-tariff measures (NTMs) collected by the NTM-Impact project. The dataExpand
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Consumer Response to Functional Foods Produced by Conventional, Organic, or Genetic Manipulation
The agro-food industry is developing a “second generation” of genetically modified (GM) foods that can offer functional health benefits to consumers. Many consumers, however, are turning to organicExpand
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Welfare-Maximizing and Revenue-Maximizing Tariffs with a Few Domestic Firms
In this paper we compare the orthodox optimal tariff formula with the appropriate welfare-maximizing tariff when there are a few producing or importing firms. The welfare-maximizing tariff can beExpand
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Modeling the demand for alcoholic beverages and advertising specifications
In this paper, the demand for beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks in Ontario is modeled in two parts: an equation is specified to endogenize group expenditures and a demand system is set up toExpand
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Are Exports a Monotonic Function of Exchange Rate Volatility? Evidence from Disaggregated Pork Exports
Production and marketing lags in agri-food supply chains often force agricultural producers and food processors to commit to output targets before prices and exchange rates are realized. AExpand
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Is Wheat a Homogeneous Product
A hedonic approach is used to test for two kinds of product differentiation for wheat. It is shown that wheat is differentiated by end use and by country of origin. This simply recognizes the factExpand
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Fish and meat demand in Canada: Regional differences and weak separability
The objective of this paper is to gauge to what extent there are regional differences in meat and fish demand across Canada. Three regions are defined for this purpose and the notorious problem ofExpand
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Best Management Practices to Enhance Water Quality: Who is Adopting Them?
This study investigates the determinants affecting producers' adoption of some Best Management Practices (BMPs). Priors about the signs of certain variables are explicitly accounted for by testingExpand
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Assessing Technical Efficiency of Québec Dairy Farms
The purpose of this paper is twofold. Our first objective is to measure the level of technical efficiency of Quebec dairy farms. Our second objective is to gauge the robustness of our results withExpand
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