Preferences, market structure, and welfare evaluations in the Argentinean FFP industry: a case in Buenos Aires Province

González, Julia y Lacaze, María Victoria (2012). Preferences, market structure, and welfare evaluations in the Argentinean FFP industry: a case in Buenos Aires Province. Agribusiness, 28(3), 341-360. ISSN 0742-4477. https://doi.org/10.1002/agr.21299

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Resumen/Abstract

This paper analyzes the demand of frozen fried potatoes in an important city of Argentina, Mar del Plata, and the effect of changes in market structure on consumer welfare. We find that high income individuals are more concerned about health and nutrition, and that younger and lower-income consumers are more price sensitive. The results suggest that consumer surplus would decrease with a merger between the two smaller firms of the market, and would increase if the market turned into a single-product firms industry. The influence of these counterfactual changes would be greater for wealthier and older individuals. This article contributes to the analysis of a food market which is rapidly growing in developing countries and is starting to play a more relevant role in consumers' diet.

Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Autores: González, Julia y Lacaze, María Victoria
Publicación/Revista: Agribusiness
Editorial: Wiley-Blackwell
Palabras Clave: Demanda de Alimentos, Papa, Alimentos Congelados, Comportamiento del Consumidor, Provincia de Buenos Aires
Filiación: Facultad de Cs. Económicas y Sociales > Centro de Inv. Económicas y Sociales > Grupo Economía Agraria
Ultima Modificación: 02 Ago 2012 15:54
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URI: http://nulan.mdp.edu.ar/id/eprint/1563
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