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Pricing in the Coffee Industry: An Econometric Model of Prices to Growers

Belser, Alex
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This paper examines the relationship between the price in the global commodity market for coffee and the prices growers receive at farmgate level. A dataset containing pricing information for fifteen producing countries is used to help explain the role of world prices and retail prices in determining the prices growers receive. A fixed effects regression model is used conduct a hypothesis test on the significance of global coffee prices. Global coffee market prices and average worldwide retail prices are shown to have a significant effect on farmgate prices for farmers. Potential implications of this linkage in the coffee sector are also addressed.
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University of Wyoming. Libraries
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coffee , econometrics , prices , growers , farmers , retail , Econometrics
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