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Analysis of the United States' Sugar Industry


Abstract Unrestricted Mexican exports of sugar into the U.S. is considered the most pressing issue facing the U.S. sugar industry. The goal of this dissertation is to analyze the trade of sugar between Mexico and the U.S. as well as analyze additional primary issues confronting the U.S. sugar industry. Chapters 1 and 2 provide an introduction to the U.S. sugar industry. Chapters 3 through 6 develop trade models which analyze sugar trade between Mexico and the U.S. The trade models estimate how NAFTA, USDA sugar forecast errors and Mexican ownership of twenty percent of the Mexican sugar industry each impact U.S. producer surplus and Mexican welfare. Results validate that U.S. producer surplus and in some instances Mexican welfare were decreased by f... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Lewis, Karen Elizabeth (Author) / Schmitz, Troy (Advisor) / Grebitus, Carola (Committee member) / Manfredo, Mark (Committee member) / Ketcham, Andrea (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Agriculture economics / Marketing / Economics / Experimental Auction / Farm Bill Policy / International Trade Models / Online Choice Experiment / Sugar
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 279 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Business Administration 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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