Supply response of U.K. milk producers

David Colman, Alexander Solomon, Len Gill

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Short-run own-price response elasticities are estimated from two samples of panel data for specialist dairy farms in the Northwest and Southwest of England. Although these farms are subject to milk marketing quotas, the free tradability of quotas enables them individually to adjust the output quite rapidly. Model specifications have been chosen to test the ability of panel data to directly reveal behavioral responses without the imposition of theoretical restrictions. Significantly, the two independent samples generate quite similar results, especially in terms of supply response measures. Stable and promising estimates are obtained with simultaneous models giving higher elasticities than single equation models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-251
Number of pages12
JournalAgricultural Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2005


  • Milk
  • Panel data
  • Quotas
  • Supply response
  • U.K.


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