SPATIAL COMPETITION AND ETHANOL PLANT LOCATION DECISIONS

This article estimates factors that impact location decisions by new ethanol plants using logistic regression analysis and spatial correlation techniques. The results indicate that location decisions are impacted by the agricultural characteristics of a county, competition, and state-level subsidies. Spatial competition is particularly important. Existence of a competing ethanol plant reduces the likelihood of making a positive location decision and this impact decreases with distance. State-level subsidies are significant and a very important factor impacting ethanol location decisions.


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Issue Date:
2008-05
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/6175
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http://purl.umn.edu/6175
Total Pages:
15
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Selected Paper
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