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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Date Written: October 23, 2018


The Coffeeconomics is an alternative economics research field to evaluate the Coffee market structure behavior from a microeconomic and macroeconomic perspective. Hence, the coffee market structure is formed by the interaction of four large players such as coffee producers (small, cooperatives, and large), coffee brokers, coffee sellers (large, medium, and small), and coffee consumers. The main objective is to evaluate the vulnerabilities of the coffee market structure as a whole through the application of the National Coffee Production Function (NCP-Function). Finally, we calculate the NCP-Function to evaluate the risk and vulnerability of the coffee market structure of Guatemala between 1928 and 2018 respectively.

Keywords: Coffee, Guatemala, coffee market structure, economics research, Econographicology

JEL Classification: B40

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo, Coffeeconomics (October 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
+60126850293 (Phone)


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