Economies of Scale in der Produktion versus
Diseconomies im Transport: Zum Strukturwandel im
Molkereisektor

Ole Boysen, Carsten Schröder

Published: 04.04.2006  〉 Jahrgang 55 (2006), Heft 3 (von 8)  〉 Resort: Articles 
Submitted: N. A.   〉 Feedback to authors after first review: N. A.   〉 Accepted: N. A.

ABSTRACT

In this article, we simulate structural change within the German dairy sector employing a sector-wide optimization model. As a result, we obtain cost minimizing structures of the dairy sector for various scenarios differentiated by time horizon and level of transportation cost. We demonstrate that the model is capable of explaining the current trend which is characterized by a decrease in the number of dairies while average capacity is increasing. However, this development is less pronounced if transportation cost rises relative to other costs.
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DR. CARSTEN SCHRÖDER
Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Institut für öffentliche Finanzen und Sozialpolitik
Boltzmannstr. 20, 10829 Berlin
Tel.: 030-83 85 22 59, Fax: 030-83 85 25 60
E–Mail: carsten.schroeder@wiwiss.fu-berlin.de
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