EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

SPATIAL COMPETITION AND ETHANOL PLANT LOCATION DECISIONS

Camilo Sarmiento and William Wilson

No 6175, 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)

Abstract: 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)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-com, nep-geo and nep-ure
Date: 2008-05
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://purl.umn.edu/6175 (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Spatial Competition and Ethanol Plant Location Decisions (2012)
Working Paper: SPATIAL COMPETITION AND ETHANOL PLANT LOCATION DECISIONS (2007) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:aaea08:6175

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by AgEcon Search ().

 
Page updated 2017-07-27
Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea08:6175