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Estimating US-Mexico Cross-border Agribusiness Supply Chain Linkages and Economic Impacts of Trade Policy for Selected Commodities

By: Dari Duval   Ashley Kerna Bickel   George Frisvold  

Agribusiness supply chains are global in nature and not only include trade in final goods, but also in intermediate inputs to production. Trade policies affect the flow of intermediate and final goods across borders within supply chains, therefore it is important to quantify these trade linkages to better understand potential economic impacts of changes in trade policies. This study uses input-output methods to estimate the value of cross-border agribusiness supply chain linkages between the U.S. and Mexico for specific traded agricultural commodities. Estimates of economic contributions of agribusiness supply chains are relevant to current discussions around policies such as country of origin labeling (COOL), multi-lateral trade deals, and other national and regional agribusiness-relevant policies. The study will examine commodities such as beef cattle and their products and fresh fruits and vegetables. The study takes into consideration binational trade supported in backward-linked industries supplying agricultural inputs to production as well as economic activity supported in forward-linked industries that provide phytosanitary, logistical, transportation, wholesale, and retail services, delivering agricultural commodities to consumers. The study will rely on secondary data including U.S. and Mexico national accounts data, commodity-specific import and export data, agricultural production data, and the IMPLAN input output model.

"Economic Impact", " Agribusiness", " Supply Chains"
Food Policies, Politics, and Cultures
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session



Dari Duval

-, -, University of Arizona, United States
Arizona, United States

Dari Duval is an Economic Impact Analyst at the University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension and Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Her work includes conducting economic impact and contribution analyses for Cooperative Extension as well as stakeholders throughout the state. Her research interests include input-output analysis, regional economics, economic development, and resource economics.


Ashley Kerna Bickel

-, -, University of Arizona, United States
Arizona, United States

Ashley Kerna Bickel is an Economic Impact Analyst at the University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension and Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Her work focuses on collaborating with Extension agents and industry representatives across the state of Arizona to conduct economic impact and contribution studies. Her area of expertise includes working with the IMPLAN input-output modeling software as well as the statistical programs, SAS and STATA. Her research interests include input-output analysis, regional economics, economic development, and resource economics.


George Frisvold

-, -, University of Arizona, United States
Arizona, United States

Dr. Frisvold joined the faculty at The University of Arizona in 1997. He has been a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Rural Development in Hyderabad, India, a lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University, and Chief of the Resource and Environmental Policy Branch of USDA's Economic Research Service. His research interests include domestic and international environmental policy, as well as the causes and consequences of technological change in agriculture. In 1995-96, Dr. Frisvold served on the Senior staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers with responsibility for agricultural, natural resource, and international trade issues. He is a past co-editor of the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.