The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy

Paperback | August 29, 2013

EditorJayson L. Lusk, Juttta Roosen, Jason Shogren

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Historically, the challenge for humans has been to secure a sufficient supply of food to stave off hunger and starvation. As a result, much of the research on food and agriculture in the past century has focused on issues related to production efficiency, food supply, and farm profitability.In recent years, however, farmers, agribusiness, policy makers, and academics have increasingly turned their attention away from the farm and toward the food consumer and to issues related to food consumption. This handbook provides an overview of the economics of food consumption and policy and isa useful reference for academics and graduate students interested in food economics and the consumer-end of the supply chain. It is also relevant to those employed in food and agricultural industries, policy makers, and activist groups. The first section covers the application of the core theoretical and methodological approaches of the economics of food consumption and policy. The second part concentrates on policy issues related to food consumption. Several chapters focus on the theoretical and conceptual issues relevant in foodmarkets, such as product bans, labeling, food standards, political economy, and scientific uncertainty. Additional chapters discuss policy issues of particular interest to the consumer-end of the food supply chain, such as food safety, nutrition, food security, and development. The final sectionserves as an introduction to particular issues and current topics in food consumption and policy.

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Historically, the challenge for humans has been to secure a sufficient supply of food to stave off hunger and starvation. As a result, much of the research on food and agriculture in the past century has focused on issues related to production efficiency, food supply, and farm profitability.In recent years, however, farmers, agribusine...

Jayson L. Lusk previously served on faculty at Purdue University and Mississippi State University. Prof. Lusk earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University in 2000 and a B.S. in Food Technology from Texas Tech University in 1997. Lusk conducts research related to consumer behaviour and decision making, food and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:928 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:August 29, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199681325

ISBN - 13:9780199681327

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Jayson L. Lusk, Jutta Roosen, and Jason F. Shogren: IntroductionPart I: Theory and Methods1. Nicholas E. Piggott and Thomas L. Marsh: Constrained Utility Maximization and Demand System Estimation2. Wallace E. Huffman: Household Production Theory and Models3. John A. Fox: Risk Preferences and Food Consumption4. David R. Just: Behavioral Economics and the Food Consumer5. W.L. Adamowicz and Joffre D. Swait: Discrete Choice Theory and Modeling6. Marco Costanigro and Jill J. McCluskey: Hedonic Analysis and Product Characteristic Models7. Fredrik Carlsson: Non-Market Valuation: Stated Preference Methods8. Frode Alfnes and Kyrre Rickertsen: Non-Market Valuation: Experimental Methods9. Konstantinos Giannakas: Consumer Demand in Vertically Differentiated Markets10. Pierre R. Merel and Richard J. Sexton: Models of Horizontal Product Differentiation in Food Markets11. Michael K. Wohlgenant: Consumer Demand and Welfare in Equilibrium Displacement ModelsPart II: Food Policy12. Park Wilde: Food Security Policy in Developed Countries13. Awudu Abdulai and Christian Kuhlgatz: Food Security Policy in Developing Countries14. William A. Masters: Economic Development, Government Policies and Food Consumption15. Ian Sheldon: Food Standards and International Trade16. Johan F.M. Swinnen and Thijs Vandemoortele: The Political Economy of Food Standards17. Olof Johansson-Stenman: Health Investments under Risk and Ambiguity18. Julie A. Caswell and Sven M. Anders: Private vs. Third Party vs. Government Labeling19. Stephan Marette and Jutta Roosen: Bans and Labels with Controversial Food Technologies20. Andreas C. Drichoutis, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr. and Panagiotis Lazaridis: Nutritional Labeling21. Sandra A. Hoffmann: Food Safety Policy22. Sean B. Cash: Policy Evaluation and Cost Benefit AnalysisPart III: Topics and Applications23. Jacinto F. Fabiosa: Globalization and Trends in Global Food Consumption24. Joachim von Braun: Increasing Food Prices and the Consumer25. Helen H. Jensen: Changing Nutritional Content of Food26. Hayden Stewart: Food Away from Home27. Christoph R. Weiss: Changes in Food Variety28. Harry M. Kaiser: Effects of Generic Advertising on Food Demand29. Fabrice Etile: Food Consumption and Health30. Luis Miguel Albisu, Azucena Gracia, and Ana Isabel Sanjuan: Demographics and Food Consumption: Empirical Evidence31. Sven-Olov Daunfeldt, Jonas Nordstrom, and Linda Thunstrom: Habit Formation in Food Consumption32. Ted C. Schroeder and Glynn T. Tonsor: Demand for Meat Quality Attributes33. Roland Herrmann and Ramona Teuber: Geographically Differentiated Products34. Mario F. Teisl: Environmental Concerns in Food Consumption35. Mariah L. Loureiro: Ethical Considerations and Food Demand