16 Pages Posted: 30 May 2008
Date Written: 0000
We study whether quality assessments made by wine experts and by consumers (based on prices obtained at auction between 1980 and 1992) can be explained by variables describing endowments (land characteristics, exposures of vineyards) and technologies (from grape varieties and picking, to bottled wines). However, since technological choices are likely to depend on endowments, the effects can only be identified using an instrumental variables approach. We show that technological choices affect quality much more than natural endowments, the effect of which is negligible.
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Gergaud, Olivier and Ginsburgh, Victor A., Natural Endowments, Production Technologies and the Quality of Wines in Bordeaux: Does Terroir Matter? (0000). The Economic Journal, Vol. 118, Issue 529, pp. F142-F157, June 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1139197 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2008.02146.x
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