This book is the outcome of a conference on 'Empirical Studies of Industrial Organization and Trade in the Food Industries' in Indianapolis. The conference placed an emphasis on empirical applications of new methods linking industrial organization and trade theory for the U.S. food industries.
1. Introduction 2. International Trade, Market Structure, and Cyclical Fluctuations in U.S. Food Manufacturing 3. Price Discrimination by U.S. High-Value Food Product Exporters 4. Imperfect Competition and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in U.S. Wheat Exports 5. The Political Market for Protection in U.S. Food Manufacturing 6. The Competitiveness of U.S. Food Exports in the Japanese Market 7. The Impact of CUSTA on Canada's Tomato Processing Industry: Tariffs, Technical Regulations, and Industry Bargaining Behavior 8. Market Liberalization and Productivity Growth: An Empirical Analysis 9. Detailed Patterns of Intra-industry Trade in Processed Food 10. The Determinants of Intra-Firm International Trade 11. Foreign Investment Strategies of U.S. Multinational Food Firms 12. Industrial Determinants of International Trade and Foreign Investment by Food and Beverage Manufacturing Firms 13. An Empirical Model for Examining Foreign Direct Investment in the Processed Food Industry 14. Changes in Firm Behavior and Alternative Trade Policy Instruments 15. Optimal Auction Theory and EC Grain Exports 16. Welfare Effects of HFCS Development in the U.S. Sweetener Market 17. Virtual Decisions Under Imperfect Competition: The International Coffee Agreement 18. Conclusion