SPATIAL COMPETITION AND ETHANOL PLANT LOCATION DECISIONS
Camilo Sarmiento and
No 6175, 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)
This article estimates factors that impact location decisions by new ethanol plants using logistic regression analysis and spatial correlation techniques. The results indicate that location decisions are impacted by the agricultural characteristics of a county, competition, and state-level subsidies. Spatial competition is particularly important. Existence of a competing ethanol plant reduces the likelihood of making a positive location decision and this impact decreases with distance. State-level subsidies are significant and a very important factor impacting ethanol location decisions.
Keywords: ethanol; location decisions; spatial correlation; Agribusiness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Spatial Competition and Ethanol Plant Location Decisions (2012)
Working Paper: SPATIAL COMPETITION AND ETHANOL PLANT LOCATION DECISIONS (2007)
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