This book is based on the proceedings of a conference held in June 1996 under co-sponsorship of the International Agricultural Trade Consortium and The Retail Food Industry Center. The International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (lA TRC) is a group of 160 economists from 16 countries who are interested in fostering research relating to international trade of agricultural products and commodities and providing a forum for the exchange of ideas. Each summer the IATRC sponsors a symposium on a topic relating to trade and trade policy from which proceedings are published. A list of past symposia and related publications may be obtained from Laura Bipes, IATRC Executive Director, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108.
Table of Contents
"Preface -- 1 ""Introduction / Daniel H. Pick and Jean D. Kinsey -- PART ONE -- GLOBAL MARKETS IN CONCEPT AND PRACTICE -- 2 International Commerce in Processed Foods: Patterns and Curiosities / Dennis R. Henderson, Ian M. Sheldon, and Daniel H. Pick -- 3 Trade and Industrial Policies Affecting Processed Foods / Wayne Jones and David Blandford -- 4 Is Strategic Trade Policy Practical? -- Larry s. Karp -- 5 Intra-industry Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in Processed Food as Alternatives to Trade Theory / Colin A. Carter and Alper Yilmaz -- 6 Multinational Enterprises and Trade Theory /James R. Markusen -- 7 Foreign Direct Investment and Internalization in Processed Foods / Alan M. Rugman – 8 International Firms in the Manufacture and Distribution of Processed Foods / Philip C. Abbott and Juan B. Solana-Rosillo -- 9 Vertical Markets in International Trade / Ronald W. Jones -- 10 International Vertical Markets in Processed Foods / Frances Antonovitz, Brian Buhr, and Donald J. Liu -- 11 Theory and Practice in Perspective / Ian M. Sheldon and Dennis R. Henderson -- PART TWO -- RELATED STUDIES -- 12 Wine Quality and Price: A Hedonic Approach / Gunter Schamel, Silke Gabbert, and Harald von Witzke --
13 Export Subsidy Switching Under the Uruguay Round Commitments: The Case of Wheat and Wheat Flour / Stephen Haley and Philip L. Paarlberg -- 14 Sources of Growth and Competitiveness of U.S. Food Processing / Munisamy Gopinath, Terry Roe, and Mathew Shane -- 15 Looking in All the Right Places: Where Are the Economies of Scale? / Nicholas G. Killaitzandonakes, Hong Hu, and Maury E. Bredahl -- 16 Farm Output and Employment Links From Processed Food Exports: A Comparison of Brazil, Mexico, and the United States / Mary E. Burfisher, Sherman Robinson, and Karen Thierfelder -- 17 Foreign Production by U.S. Food Processing Firms: A Transaction Cost Approach / James M. Hagen -- About the Editors and Contributors.