Presentation to Spring COMPAS Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
One goal of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Foods and Veterinary Medicine Program’s 13 Strategic Plan for 2016-2025 is to foster an environment to promote healthy food choices. Claims 14 appearing on food labels represent one aspect of this environment. The FDA has requested 15 interested parties to provide information about consumer understanding of the term “healthy,” an 16 implied nutrient content claim of great interest among consumers and food manufacturers. The 17 purpose of this study is to provide contemporary insights about U.S. consumer attitudes toward 18 regulating the...
Katchova, A.L. and M.C. Ahearn. “Farm Entry and Exit from U.S. Agriculture.” Agricultural Finance Review 77, 1(2017), 50-63. https://doi.org/10.1108/AFR-03-2016-0021
Presentation at the USDA Ag Outlook Forum, Washington, DC, February 23, 2017.
In this paper, we enrich the traditional cobweb model by incorporating vertical linkages between agricultural markets, an important aspect of agricultural production in less developed countries that has been largely ignored by the existing literature on chaotic cobweb models. To this end, under sufficiently general cost and demand functions, we develop a parsimonious, dynamic model to capture mutual interdependencies between upstream and downstream markets arising from the vertically linked structure of agricultural values chains. The model is solved under the naïve expectations hypothesis to...
Mark Partridge's Testimony Before the House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Human Resource
Full written testimony by Mark Partridge given at the US House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Human Resource hearing on the Geography of Poverty on February 16, 2016.
Review of the potential economic damage of across-the-board US import tariffs against China.
“The Competitiveness of Agricultural Product and Input Markets: A Review and Synthesis of Recent Research”
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, DOI: 10.1017/aae.2016.29. This paper reviews the extant literature on competitiveness of agricultural product and input markets. While researchers in the US and Europe have tended to emphasize different stages of the agricultural and food-marketing system, their focus is the same conceptually: the extent of buyer power, although both have largely ignored the sector supplying inputs to agriculture. The key conclusion to be drawn is that there is little robust empirical evidence for food processing firms exerting buyer power, and that there is a...
IATRC Panel on Brexit, Scottsdale, AZ