Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Presentation

Conference

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 2010 Annual Meeting

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

2010

First Page

1

Last Page

25

Conference Title

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association 2010 AAEA, CAES, & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting

Conference Date

July 25-27, 2010

City

Denver, CO

Abstract

We develop a framework in which the cost of producing a quantity food and the cost of food safety differs across firms. We show that large firms may supply the safest food even though small firms have a cost advantage in producing safe food. The model shows that mandatory traceability can decrease the overall safety of food when small firms that supply the safest food exit the industry. Our model applies to food safety but can be applied to a wide range of issues related to regulation and product quality.

JEL Classification

D21, L11, L15, Q10

Comments

This is a Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association 2010 AAEA, CAES, & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, July 25-27, 2010.

Rights

Copyright 2010 by Sébastien Pouliot. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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