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Replication data for: Identifying Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodities: Implications for the US Ethanol Mandate

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Roberts, Michael J.
  • Schlenker, Wolfram
Publication Date
2013-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We present a new framework to identify supply elasticities of storable commodities where past shocks are used as exogenous price shifters. In the agricultural context, past yield shocks change inventory levels and futures prices of agricultural commodities. We use our estimated elasticities to evaluate the impact of the 2009 Renewable Fuel Standard on commodity prices, quantities, and food consumers' surplus for the four basic staples: corn, rice, soybeans, and wheat. Prices increase 20 percent if one-third of commodities used to produce ethanol are recycled as feedstock, with a positively skewed 95 percent confidence interval that ranges from 14 to 35 percent.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.6.2265 (Text)
Publications
  • Roberts, Michael J, and Wolfram Schlenker. “Identifying Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodities: Implications for the US Ethanol Mandate.” American Economic Review 103, no. 6 (October 2013): 2265–95. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.6.2265.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.103.6.2265 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Roberts, Michael J.; Schlenker, Wolfram (2013): Replication data for: Identifying Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodities: Implications for the US Ethanol Mandate. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112674V1