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Empirical industrial organization economics to analyze developing country food value chains

Macchiavello, Rocco ORCID: 0009-0007-5465-3153, Reardon, Thomas and Richards, Timothy J. (2022) Empirical industrial organization economics to analyze developing country food value chains. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 14. 193 - 220. ISSN 1941-1340

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Identification Number: 10.1146/annurev-resource-101721-023554

Abstract

Food value chains (FVCs) in developing countries are transforming rapidly, with some regions in the modern stage (led by supermarkets and large processors) and other regions in a transitional stage (led by midstream small and medium enterprises). With transformation, however, come market-performance issues related to monopoly and monopsony power, vertical bargaining, contracting, and other issues addressed by empirical industrial organization (EIO) researchers. Although the concepts and methods of EIO are evolving rapidly, the two bodies of literature on EIO and FVC transformation as part of the food markets and food industries branches of development economics have not sufficiently cross-pollinated. Applying tools of modern EIO to FVCs in developing countries is now relevant because of the transformation that has occurred and possibly due to the increasing availability of data from surveys of farms, processors, and wholesalers, and for some retailers, from scanner data. We review the transformation trends, the EIO themes and tools relevant to them, and the emerging data sources.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.annualreviews.org/journal/resource
Additional Information: © 2022 Annual Reviews Inc.
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q18 - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2022 14:45
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2024 21:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/117430

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