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The BSE Crisis and the Price of Red Meat in the UK

By J. Leeming and P. Turner


This paper presents estimates of price functions for beef, lamb and pork for the UK economy which allow for the effects of the 1996 BSE crisis. Our estimates illustrate the importance of allowing for the joint endogeneity of prices in these markets. We show that the effects of this crisis had a significant negative effect on the price of beef and a positive and significant effect on the price of lamb. However, there appears to have been little effect on the price of pork.\u

Publisher: Department of Economics, University of Sheffield
Year: 2003
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