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Master of Science (MS)

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Master's Thesis


Agriculture, Food and Environment


Agricultural Economics

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Dr. Yuqing Zheng


Coffee production in Vietnam has increased almost 100-fold within the past three decades, positioning it to become the second-largest coffee exporter in the world after Brazil. The U.S. is a top market for Vietnamese coffee. In this study, we estimate a conditional demand system of expenditure share equations for coffee from Vietnam, Brazil, Colombia, and an aggregate of seven other countries in the U.S. coffee market using the Linear Approximation Almost Ideal Demand System (LA/AIDS) and based on monthly time-series data from 2000 to 2020 with a total of 252 observations. Compensated and uncompensated own-price, cross-price, and expenditure elasticities were statistically significant at p < 0.001. Vietnamese coffee was found to be inelastic. The results suggest that increasing Vietnamese coffee prices could increase its revenue, while Brazilian and Colombian coffee exporters should be more careful in raising their coffee prices.

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