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Issue Papers

Issue Papers address a particular policy or marketing issue in a nontechnical manner to summarize research results and provide insights for users outside the research community.

  1. Cotterill, Ronald W. 1992. "The Changing Structure and Performance of the Food Distribution System: Implications for Low Income Urban Consumers."Testimony before the House Select Committee on Hunger-Washington, DC September 30. IP1.pdf
  2. Cotterill, Ronald W. and James Brock. 1993. "Antitrust Policy." In D. Padberg, New Perspectives in Agricultural Marketing, Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University. IP2.pdf
  3. Cotterill, Ronald W. 1993. "Performance Consequences of the Agricultural Cooperative Exemption" Presented at American Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York City, August 10. IP3.pdf
  4. Rogers, Richard. 1993. Selling It, Co-op Advertising Lags Behind Private Sector Food Companies. Farmer Cooperatives 60(8): 19-22. IP4.pdf
  5. Caswell, Julie. 1993. The Policy Environment for Food Safety and Nutrition: Regulating Quality and Quality Signaling. Paper presented at the Conference on Re-engineering Marketing Policies for Food and Agriculture, sponsored by the Food and Agricultural Marketing Consortium in Alexandria, Virginia, January 14, 1994. IP5.pdf
  6. Cotterill, Ronald W., A.W. Franklin and Lawrence E. Haller. 1994. "Harvesting and Tacit Collusion in the Breakfast Cereal Industry: A Case Study of Nabisco Shredded Wheat and Post Grape Nuts." May 1994/May 1995. IP6.pdf
  7. Caswell, Julie A. and Helen H. Jensen. 1994. Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health. Leaflet in Series Public Policy Education for the 1995 Farm Bill. June. IP7.pdf
  8. Cotterill, Ronald W. and Andrew W. Franklin. 1995. "The Urban Grocery Store Gap." April. IP8.pdf
  9. Haller, Lawrence. E. 1995. "Food Cooperatives." August. IP9.pdf
  10. Cotterill, Ronald W. 1995. "The Dairy Industry: A Connecticut Perspective."August. IP10.pdf
  11. Cotterill, Ronald W. 1996. "High Cereal Prices and the Prospects for Relief by Expansion of Private Label and Antitrust Enforcement." March. IP11.pdf
  12. Connor, John M. 1996 "Breakfast Cereals: The Extreme Food Industry." March. IP12.pdf
  13. Kahn, Alfred E. 1996. "Statement on the Breakfast Cereals Industry." March. IP13.pdf
  14. Cotterill, Ronald W. 1994 "Policy Brief on the RTE Cereal Industry." Memo to Congressman Samuel Gejdenson, December 9. IP14.pdf
  15. Cotterill, Ronald W. 1996. "Cheese Pricing in a Market Driven Environment. "Presented before the Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., May 16, 1996. IP15.pdf
  16. Caswell, Julie A. 1997. "What Labels Tell Us About How Foods are Prepared." Article in Accents, a publication of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station 1(2)July-August. IP16.pdf
  17. Cotterill, Ronald W. 1998. "Jawboning Cereal: The Campaign to Lower Cereal Prices."  October.  IP17.pdf
  18. Cotterill, Ronald W. and Andrew W. Franklin. 1998. "An Estimation of Consumer Benefits from the Public Campaign to Lower Cereal Prices." October. IP18.pdf
  19. Cotterill, Ronald W. 1999. "How Will the Royal Ahold Purchase of Pathmark Supermarkets Affect Prices?" August.  IP19.pdf
  20. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2000. "A Critique of the Current Food System." May. IP20.pdf
  21. Cotterill, Ronald W. and Michael F. Brundage. 2001. "Competition, or the Lack Thereof in Local Fluid Milk Markets: San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Miami and Dallas-Forth Worth." May. IP21.pdf
  22. Cotterill, Ronald W. and Andrew W. Franklin. 2001. "A PowerPoint® Deconstruction of the Farm and Retail Price Analysis Presented in 'The Public Interest and Private Economic Power: A Case study of the Northeast Dairy Compact.'" May. IP22.pdf
  23. Cotterill, Ronald W. and Andrew W. Franklin. 2001. "The Impact of the Northeast Dairy Compact: A Comparative Evaluation of Two Studies" July. IP23.pdf
  24. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2001. "Testimony on the Impact of the Northeast Dairy Compact and Market Channel Pricing Strategies on the Performance of the New England Dairy Industry." July.  IP24.pdf
  25. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2001. "University of Connecticut Research on Dairy Compacts and Fluid Milk Pricing: Executive Summaries, Fact Sheets, and Price Charts." Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #25.  August. IP25.pdf
  26. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "Who Benefits from Deregulated Milk Prices: The Missing Link is the Market Channel."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #26.  April.   IP26.pdf
  27. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "Comments on the Food Marketing Institutes' Submission to the FTC Workshop Titled, "Supermarket Merger Investigations and Remedies."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #27.  August.   IP27.pdf
  28. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "A Northeast Dairy Compact Post Mortem."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #28.  October.   IP28.pdf
  29. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "A Fair Share Law for Connecticut and Other Northeast Dairy States: A State Level Solution to Retail Milk Price Gouging and the Dairy Farm Crisis."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #29.  December.   IP29.pdf
  30. Cotterill, Ronald W. and Adam N. Rabinowitz. 2002. "Analysis of Two Related Milk Price Approaches to Address the Noncompetitive Pricing Problem in the Milk Industry: The 40-40 Consumer Approach and the Farmer and Consumer Fair Share Approach."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #30.  December.   IP30.pdf
  31. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "Supermarket Milk Prices Need to Come Down." The Hartford Courant.  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #31.  November.   IP31.pdf
  32. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "Supermarkets, Stop the Gouging - Milk Prices Should Tumble ." The Providence Journal.  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #32.  November.   IP32.pdf
  33. Cotterill, Ronald W. and Adam N. Rabinowitz. 2003. "An Old and New Cooperative Alternative: Integration by Farmers Into Fluid Processing to Develop Local Brands to Capture Some of the Channel Margin."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #33.  March.  IP33.pdf
  34. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Fair Pricing Mechanics."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #34.  March.   IP34.pdf
  35. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Explanation of Farmer Benefits of the Proposed Connecticut Milk Pricing Laws."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #35.  April.   IP35.pdf
  36. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Drafting of Connecticut Fair Milk Pricing Law: Further Thoughts on the Retail Price Collar."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #36.  April.   IP36.pdf
  37. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Answers to Questions that Often Surface When Discussing the Proposed Connecticut Fair Pricing Milk Law."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #37.  May.   IP37.pdf 
  38. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Drafting a Connecticut Fair Milk Pricing Law: A Meeting the Competition Clause that Enhances the Competitive Position of Connecticut Processors and A Small Account Rule that Recognizes the Higher Cost of Supplying Such Accounts."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #38.  May.   IP38.pdf 
  39. Cotterill, Ronald W., Adam N. Rabinowitz, and Li Tian. 2003. "A Law to Promote Efficient and
    Fair Pricing of Milk in Connecticut."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #39.  May.  IP39.pdf
  40. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Fluid Milk Market Channel Pricing: Monopolistic Pricing by Retailers Hurts Processors, Farmers, Consumers, and Federal Market Order Pricing."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #40.  September.   IP40.pdf 
  41. Cotterill, Ronald W., Adam N. Rabinowitz, and Matthew Schwane. 2003. "Testimony on the Massachusetts Milk Price Situation and the Proposed Massachusetts Milk Price Gouging Law."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #41.  September.   IP41.pdf 
  42. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "A Preliminary Response to the Report Prepared for the Massachusetts Food Association by John Schnittker titled, "An Analysis of the Cotterill Proposal.”"   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #42.  September.   IP42.pdf 
  43. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "The Northeast Dairy Policy and Prices Summit Meeting."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #43.  November.   IP43.pdf 
  44. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2004. "What is the Value of Milk?"   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #44.  February.   IP44.pdf 
  45. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2004. "Milk Pricing Problems and Solutions: An Essay on the Need for New State Level Milk Price Regulation in the Northeast, with Special Attention to Connecticut Substitute Bill No. 5642."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #45.  April.  IP45.pdf 
  46. Rabinowitz, Adam N., Matthew Schwane, and Ronald W. Cotterill. 2004. "Retail Milk Prices in New England, New York, and Seattle: An Unresolved Issue."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #46.  May.   IP46.pdf 
  47. Schwane, Matthew, Adam N. Rabinowitz, and Ronald W. Cotterill. 2004. "Analysis of the May 2004 Milk Price Survey with a Comparison to June 2003."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #47.  September.   IP47.pdf 
  48. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2005. "Milk Pricing Matters for the Sustainability of Dairy Farmers in the Northeast."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #48.  June.   IP48.pdf 
  49. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2005. "Vertical Foreclosure: The Impact of the Proposed Reduction in Diversion Limits on the Exercise of Market Power and the Economic Performance of Milk Marketing Channels in the Mideast Federal Milk Marketing Area."   Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #49.  July.   IP49.pdf 
  50. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2006. "Outline of a Fair Share Milk Pricing Policy Program As Requested by Carolyn Orr, Council of State Governments After the February St. Albans, Vermont Meeting on Dairy Policy and Prices."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #50.  March.   IP50.pdf 
  51. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2006. "Annotated and Expanded Minutes of the Milk Marketing Policy Meeting, University of Connecticut, July 18, 2006."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #51.  August.   IP51.pdf 
  52. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2007. "The Evolution of the Political Economic Foundations of Competition Policy, Presented at the Ankara Center for Research and Thought, Ankara, Turkey."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #52.  December.   IP52.pdf 
  53. Rhodes, Charles. 2008. “Eye on Economics: A Conceptual Analysis of Farm Subsidies.” Blueprints, Oct/Nov/Dec: 104-107."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #53.  December.   IP53.pdf 
  54. Lopez, Rigoberto A. 2008. “The Impact of the Dairy Industry on the Connecticut Economy.” A report to the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Agriculture, December 23, 2008."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #54.  December.
  55. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2008. “How the June 2007 Extension of Oversight by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to All State Contracts is Counterproductive at the University of Connecticut."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #55.  December.
  56. Rabinowitz, Adam N. and Ronald W. Cotterill. 2009. "The Need for New Milk Pricing Policies." Invited Testimony before the Connecticut Legislature Committee on the Environment, February 18, 2009."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #56.  February.   IP56.pdf 
  57. Cotterill, Ronald W. 2009. "Antitrust Economic Analysis in Food Marketing Channels." Presented at the 27th International Association of Agricultural Economists Conference, Beijing, China, August 18, 2009."  Food Marketing Policy Issue Paper #57.  August.  IP57.pdf