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Title: The Effects of Mad Cow Disease on U.S. Live Cattle Futures Price
Authors: Paiva, Newton N.
Keywords: abnormal returns
bovine spongiform encephalopathy
event study
live cattle futures price
JEL Codes: Q11
Issue Date: 2003-08
Abstract: Due to red meat consumption, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) disease has been a major human health concern since its discovery in 1986. An event study approach was applied to determine the impact of BSE official events that occurred in the United Kingdom on U.S. live cattle futures prices. When abnormal returns were aggregated during the course of the events, the price series were adversely affected, mainly after the event day. This suggests that market reaction was dissipated quickly and that no leakage of information occurred prior to the event.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 35, Number 02, August 2003
Total Pages: 7
From Page: 407
To Page: 413
Collections: Volume 35, Number 02, August 2003

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