STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN U.S. CHEESE MANUFACTURING: A TRANSLOG COST ANALYSIS OF A PANEL OF CHEESE PLANTS

Over the last 20 years the cheese manufacturing sector has become the most important market for U.S. farm milk. Using a plant-level dataset encompassing the 1972-1997 period we examine the production characteristics of this industry. Using the results obtained from our cost function we estimate a series of measures of input substitutability and scale economies.


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Issue Date:
2004
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/20274
Total Pages:
25
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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