The Welfare Effects of Ethanol and Biodiesel Mandates on Edible Oil Uses in the United States

20 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2017

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Turker Dogurer

Texas Tech University, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Students

Darren Hudson

Texas Tech University

Date Written: October 24, 2017

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze the welfare effects of the ethanol and biodiesel mandates on edible oil, gasoline and corn uses in the United States, as well as potential price increase caused by such mandates and policies. Despite all the claims that the federal mandates and policies have caused the prices of corn and vegetable oils to increased, the literature lacks the evidence and information needed to deduce any results and arrive in a an inclusive conclusion.

Keywords: ethanol, edible oils, demand systems, policy, biofuels, food

Suggested Citation

Dogurer, Turker and Hudson, Darren, The Welfare Effects of Ethanol and Biodiesel Mandates on Edible Oil Uses in the United States (October 24, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3058263 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3058263

Turker Dogurer

Texas Tech University, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Students ( email )

Box 42132
Lubbock, TX 79409-2132
United States

Darren Hudson (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University ( email )

Box 42132
Lubbock, TX 79409-2132
United States

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