Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1986

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Economics

Abstract

Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea are the most important and dynamic growth markets for U.S. soybeans in East Asia. The general objective of this study is to develop a quantitative description of the soybean markets in these three economies and to evaluate the impacts of economic growth and policy intervention upon their import demand for soybeans;The study provides important information about these soybean markets, including the general economic and agricultural situations, the supply and demand conditions of soybeans and soybean products, and the trade and agricultural policies affecting these soybean markets. In addition, regional models integrating domestic supply and demand for soybeans, soymeal, soyoil, and the livestock sector are developed and estimated through seemingly unrelated regressions (or joint generalized least squares);Based on the established models, the impacts of economic growth and policy changes upon these soybean markets are evaluated by performing dynamic simulation analyses. Furthermore, the future soybean import demand and some key variables are projected. Finally, inferences regarding the findings are drawn.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5754

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Rhung-Jieh Woo

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8615096

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

198 pages

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