Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/22145
Authors: 
Boysen, Ole
Schröder, Carsten
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionsbeiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin 2005/15
Abstract: 
In this article, we simulate the concentration process within the German dairy sector employing a sector?wide optimization model. As a result, we get cost minimizing structures of the dairy sector for various time horizons depending on varying levels of transportation costs. We show that the model is capable of describing the current trend characterized by a decrease of the number of dairies while average capacity increases and that – ceteris paribus – this trend is likely to continue. In contrast, the trend may weaken or reverse if transportation costs rise in comparison to other types of costs.
Subjects: 
Capacitated facility location problem
structural change
transportation
JEL: 
C60
R39
Q1
R40
L11
ISBN: 
3-938369-14-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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