A gravity model analysis of meat trade policies

The conventional gravity model is revised for a single commodity and applied to meat markets to determine factors affecting trade flows of meat. This study demonstrates that the gravity model for a single agricultural commodity can be parameterized more effectively by using time series and cross-section data rather than cross-section data alone. This study reveals that trade policies and subsidies used by exporting and importing countries, livestock production capacity in countries, and distances play an important role in determining trade flows of meat. Long-term agreements achieve the highest performance toward enhancing international meat trade. Import quotas and the hoof-and-mouth disease on beef greatly impair meat trade.


Issue Date:
1994-01
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/173321
Published in:
Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 10, Issue 1
Page range:
81-88
Total Pages:
8




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