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Winegrape Outlook Workshop III



The Agricultural Issues Center's third Winegrape Outlook Workshop was held in Oakville, California on October 25, 2000. Researchers from Australia, France and Germany as well as UC and other U.S. Universities and government agencies reported on issues including global trends in wine marketing and the potential economic impact of the spread of plant diseases. This site contains abstracts and papers from the Workshop.

  • Avoiding Double Marginalisation in Agro-Food Chains
    Paper by Éric Giraud-Héraud, INRA, Grignon and Laboratoire d' Économétrie, École Polytechnique, Paris, France, Louis-Georges Soler, INRA Grignon, France, and Hervé Tanguy, INRA Grignon and Laboratoire d' Économétrie, École Polytechnique, Paris, France. European Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 26 (2) (1999) pp. 179-198.

    Abstract
    This paper proposes a model for vertical relationships in several agribusiness sectors for which differences in terms of quality exist in the end-market. Intermediaries justify their position on the grounds of their exclusive access to a market segment (high quality), whereas producers retain the right to supply the low-quality market directly. Our model takes into account the diversity of consumers' tastes, and a possible extra marketing cost for direct access to the market by the producer. We demonstrate that when the producer can commit in advance to supplying the available capacity in full, then in certain conditions the efficiency of a vertically integrated sector can be restored (level of production and allocation to qualitative segments).

  • Contracts, Quality, and Industrialization in Agriculture: Hypotheses and Empirical Analysis of the California Winegrape Industry (pdf)
    Paper by Rachael E. Goodhue, Dale M. Heien, Hyunok Lee and Daniel A. Sumner, revised December 25, 2000.

  • Does Quality Justify Scarcity?
    Paper by Charles Arnaud, INRA-Ivry, Eric Giraud-Héraud, INRA-Grignon and Laboratoire d' Économétrie, l' École Polytechnique, and Joël Mathurin, Ministère de l' Agriculture, DAFE. École Polytechnique, no. 498, Mai 1999.

    Abstract
    This paper formalizes the general economic balance which must be set-up following the introduction of a quality label or a denomination of origin in the agricultural sector. We propose a general model determining the conditions for which, a decentralized management of supply maximizes simultaneously the profit of the producers and the surplus of the consumers. We conclude this paper by a discussion of the status of producers' groups and interprofessional organizations within the Common Organization of Wine Markets.

  • Economic Impact of Eutypa on the California Wine Grape Industry (pdf)
    Appendix 1 (pdf) Appendix 2 and 3 (pdf)
    Draft report by Jerome B. Siebert that estimates the economic impact of Eutypa which is one of the most common canker diseases
    of grapevines in California. September 15, 2000.

  • Economic Impact of Pierce's Disease on the California Grape Industry
    Draft paper by Jerome Siebert, University of California, Berkeley.

    Abstract
    This report provides estimates of the economic impact of Pierce's Disease on the California grape industry. It is the result of a study funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The report reviews both the current situation and provides estimates of future economic impacts if a new vector, the Glassy Winged Sharpshooter (GWSS) becomes established.

  • The Economics of Controlling Insect-transmitted Plant Diseases
    Paper by Cheryl Brown, Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture, Southeast Missouri State University, Lori Lynch, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, and David Zilberman, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley.

  • The German Wine Industry: Ripe for E-Commerce? (pdf)
    Paper by Rolf A.E. Müller and Susanne Stricker, Department of Agricultural Economics, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany.

  • The Outlook for Farm Labor
    Paper by Philip Martin, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis.

  • Price Formation in the California Winegrape Economy
    Paper by Dale M. Heien, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis.

  • Potential Impacts of New Insect Vector and Bacterial Disease on California Crops
    Paper by Lori Lynch, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, Cheryl Brown, Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture, Southeast Missouri State University, and David Zilberman, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley.

  • Taxes and Quality: Theoretical Results from a Market-Level Analysis
    Paper by Jennifer S. James, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Pennsylvania State University.



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