Do food scares explain supplier concentration? An analysis of EU agri-food imports

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Title
Do food scares explain supplier concentration? An analysis of EU agri-food imports
Journal
European Review of Agricultural Economics
Author(s)
Jaud M., Cadot O., Suwa-Eisenmann A.
ISSN
0165-1587
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
40
Number
5
Pages
873-890
Language
english
Abstract
We investigate how rising sanitary risk of agri-food products affects the geographical concentration of European Union (EU) imports at the product level. We first estimate a product-specific measure of sanitary risk based on the count of food alerts at EU borders. Then we regress the evolution of geographical concentration indices on our measure of product risk and year. We find that product sanitary risk indeed affected the EU import pattern. Overall, the EU diversified its import sources, but with diversification at the extensive margin and concentration at the intensive margin. This pattern is stronger for risky products, leading to a two-tier system.
Keywords
Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed, European Union, Import concentration, Sanitary Risk Index, Food safety, Agricultural trade
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Yes
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