Commodities & markets, Studies

Effects of price premiums for multiple product attributes on product quality: California processing tomatoes

We use data on four years of processing tomato deliveries to a single California plant to answer the following two questions: Do growers respond to price incentives? If so, how do incentives interact when incentives are offered for more than one quality attribute?  In order to address our questions, we examine the interactions between the premiums for two important processing tomato quality attributes: limited use tomatoes and material other than tomatoes.

Effects of Price Premiums for Multiple Product Attributes on Product Quality: California Processing Tomatoes  by Corinne Alexander, Rachael E. Goodhue, Sandeep Mohapatra, and Gordon C. Rausser (November 2006)

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