publication . Article . 1984

Competitive Pricing and Storage under Uncertainty with an Application to the U.S. Soybean Market

Peter G. Helmberger; Vincent Akinyosoye;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1984 Journal: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, volume 66, issue 2, pages 119-130
Abstract
Relative to a no-storage regime, competitive storage of soybeans greatly reduces the variance of both annual prices and annual consumption. Variance of production is increased. Expected values of price, consumption, and production are not affected. The government could reduce price variance by about 70 percent of its competitive level through subsidizing storage activity. The research procedure is based on a model of competitive storage under conditions of uncertainty and assuming rational expectations. Farm-level demand and supply functions are estimated. Simulation is used to generate large random samples of values for soybean prices, consumption, production, ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous), Economics and Econometrics, Economics, Expected value, Subsidy, Rational expectations, Price variance, Stock (geology), Supply and demand, Government, Microeconomics
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