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dc.contributor.authorSchweizer, Heidien
dc.coverage.spatialCanadaen
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-26T20:16:23Z
dc.date.available2013-08-26T20:16:23Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/2701en
dc.description.abstractThe August 2012 termination of the Canadian Wheat Board's (CWB) monopsony and monopoly powers changed the market structure for Canadian grains. In this paper, we examine what this change means for North American malt barley markets. We develop decision-making models of Canadian barley producers and U.S. malt barley procurers (maltsters), and account for the relative costs of altering each party's existing contracting decisions. The contract decision model provides the foundation for an empirical simulation-based analysis of contracting decisions by Canadian and U.S. malt barley market participants in the new institutional environment. The simulation model is calibrated to jointly characterize the relationship among Canadian malt barley production factors such as yields and expected barley malting rates; transportation costs impacting U.S. firms; and relevant government policies and changes. The latter category includes termination of the CWB's single-desk authority and the continuing jurisdiction of the Canadian Grain Commission and the Canadian Transportation Act (1996). Our model suggests that terminating the CWB's monopsony and monopoly powers may give U.S. brewers and Canadian farmers incentives to contract for malt barley and further deregulation of transportation rates and wheat variety controls could benefit North American malt barley farmers. However, those incentives are not so substantial as to guarantee U.S. maltsters will contract with Canadian farmers for the procurement of malting barley.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Agricultureen
dc.subject.lcshCanadian Wheat Board.en
dc.subject.lcshBarley.en
dc.subject.lcshGrain trade.en
dc.titleThe economic impacts of the Canadian Wheat Board ruling on U.S.-Canada malt barley contractingen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright Heidi Schweizer 2013en
thesis.catalog.ckey2118511en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Anton Bekkerman and Vincent H. Smith (co-chairs); Gary Brester.en
thesis.degree.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage89en
mus.relation.departmentAgricultural Economics & Economics.en_US


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