Analyzing the U.S. dairy and nondairy milk markets: three essays on consumer demand, product separability, labeling, and welfare
This dissertation is comprised of three main chapters, presenting empirical analyses of different aspects of the U.S. dairy and nondairy milk markets. In Chapter 2, two different empirical analyses are performed: 1) tests for weak separability in an Exact Affine Stone Index (EASI) milk demand system that includes dairy and nondairy milks; 2) tests of aggregability of dairy and nondairy milk products in the context of demand analysis by implementing an empirical test based on the Generalized Composite Commodity Theorem (GCCT). We use a revealed-preference approach and point-of-sale weekly scanner ...
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