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The BSE Crisis and the Price of Red Meat in the UK

Leeming, J. and Turner, P. (2003) The BSE Crisis and the Price of Red Meat in the UK. Working Paper. Department of Economics, University of Sheffield ISSN 1749-8368


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This paper presents estimates of price functions for beef, lamb and pork for the UK economy which allow for the effects of the 1996 BSE crisis. Our estimates illustrate the importance of allowing for the joint endogeneity of prices in these markets. We show that the effects of this crisis had a significant negative effect on the price of beef and a positive and significant effect on the price of lamb. However, there appears to have been little effect on the price of pork.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Keywords: Demand for red meat, endogenous regressors, BSE crisis
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Economics (Sheffield) > Sheffield Economics Research Papers Series
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009 12:22
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 01:59
Published Version: http://www.shef.ac.uk/economics/research/serps/yea...
Status: Published
Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Identification Number: Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series 2003002
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9885

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