The Effects of Relative Price and Health Information on Derived Demand for Sweeteners in the U.S. Food Processing Industry

The purpose of the study is to examine the differential effects of relative prices and diet-health link information on the degree of substitution between corn and cane sugar in the U.S. food processing sector. Our results suggest that the nature of the relationship between cane and corn sugar is complementary and time-varying; and the elasticity of substitution is more responsive to changes in relative prices than to changes in health information.


Issue Date:
2007
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/6835
Total Pages:
24
JEL Codes:
D21; I18; L66
Series Statement:
Project Report
CMD 07-07




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