UC Davis Agricultural and Resource Economics

Selected Publications

Sexton, R.J. "Market Power, Misconceptions, and Modern Agricultural Markets," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95 (2013): 209-219.

Crespi, J., T. Saitone, and R.J. Sexton. "Competition in U.S. Farm Product Markets: Do Long-Run Incentives Trump Short-Run Market Power?" Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 34(2012): 669-695.

Mérel, P.R., and R.J. Sexton. "Will Geographical Indications Supply Excessive Quality?" European Review of Agricultural Economics 39(2012): 567-587.

Patlolla, S., R.E. Goodhue, and R.J. Sexton. "Price Floors and Technical Inefficiency in the Sugar Processing Industry of India," Agricultural Economics 43(2012): 105-114.

Russo, C., R.E. Goodhue, and R.J. Sexton. "Agricultural Support Policies in Imperfectly Competitive Markets: Why Market Power Matters in Policy Design." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(2011): 1328-1340.

Graubner, M.,, A. Balmann, and R.J. Sexton. "Spatial Price Discrimination in Agricultural Product Procurement Markets: A Computational Economics Approach." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(2011): 949-967.

Suzuki, A., L.S. Jarvis, and R.J. Sexton. "Partial Vertical Integration, Risk Shifting, and Product Rejection in the High-Value Export Supply Chain: The Ghana Pineapple Sector." World Development 39(2011): 1611-1623.

Saitone, T.L., and R.J. Sexton. "Producer Organizations, Self-Regulation and Economic Welfare: Minimum Quality Standards in Agricultural Markets." Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 59(2011): 435-455.

Mérel, P.R., and R.J. Sexton. "Models of Horizontal Differentiation in Food Markets." Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Food Consumption and Policy. J. Lusk, J. Roosen, and J. Shogren, eds.,pp. 260-291. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Myers, R.J., R.J. Sexton, and W. Tomek. "A Century of Research on Agricultural Markets." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(2010): 376-402.

Xia, T. and R.J. Sexton. "Brand or Variety Choices and Periodic Sales as Substitute Instruments for Monopoly Price Discrimination." Review of Industrial Organization 36(2010): 333-349.

Sexton, R.J., and T. Xia. "Brand or Variety Choices and Periodic Sales as Substitute Instruments for Monopoly Price Discrimination." Review of Industrial Organization 36 (2010):333-349.

Mérel, P.R., and R.J. Sexton. "Kinked-Demand Equilibria and Weak Duopoly in the Hotelling Model of Horizontal Differentiation." The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics 10(2)(2010).

Saitone, T.L., and R.J. Sexton. "Product Differentiation and Quality in Food Markets: Industrial Organization implications." Annual Review of Resource Economics, Volume 2. G. Rausser, V. Kerry Smith and D. Zilberman, eds., pp.341-368. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, 2010.

Saitone, T.L., and R.J. Sexton. "Impacts of Minimum Quality Standards Imposed Through Marketing Orders or Related Producer Organizations." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(1)(2010):164-180.

Sexton, R.J., and T. Xia. "Retail Price for Milk by Fat Content: A New Theory and Empirical Test of Retailer Pricing Behavior." Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 34(2009):256-275.

Saitone, T.L., and R.J. Sexton. "Optimal Cooperative Pooling in a Quality-Differentiated Market." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(5)(2009):1224-1232.

Bond, J.K., C.A. Carter, and R.J. Sexton. "A Study in Cooperative Failure: Lessons from the Rice Growers Association of California." Journal of Cooperatives 23(2009):7-86.

Saitone, T.L., and R.J. Sexton. "A Flexible Oligopoly-Oligopsony Model for Classroom Simulations and Policy Analyses." Journal of Industrial Organization Education 4(1)(2009):18pp.

Hariyoga, H., and R.J. Sexton. "The Rise and Fall of Tri Valley Growers Cooperative." Journal of Cooperatives 23(2009):87-100.

Carman, H. F., L. Li, and R.J. Sexton. "An Economic Evaluation of the Hass Avocado Promotion Order’s First Five Years." Giannini Foundation Research Report 351(2009). Davis, University of California, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. 40 p.

Mérel, P.R., T.L. Saitone, and R.J. Sexton. "Cooperatives and Quality-Differentiation Markets: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Modeling Approaches." Journal of Rural Cooperatives 37(2)(2009):201-224.

Mérel, P.R., R.J. Sexton, and A. Suzuki. "Optimal Investment in Transportation Infrastructure When Middlemen Have Market Power: A Developing-Country Analysis." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(2)(2009):462-476.

Xia, T., and R.J. Sexton. "Retail Prices for Milk by Fat Content: A New Theory and Empirical Test of Retailer Pricing Behavior." Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 34(2)(2009):256-275.

Saitone, T.L., R.J. Sexton, and S.E. Sexton. "Market Power in the Corn Sector : How Does It Affect the Impacts of the Ethanol Subsidy?" Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 33(2)(2008):169-194.

Alston, J. M., J.M. Crespi, H.M. Kaiser, and R.J. Sexton. "An Evaluation of California’s Mandated Commodity Promotion Programs." Review of Agricultural Economics 29(1)(2007):40-63.

Saitone, T.L., and R.J. Sexton. "Alpaca Lies? Speculative Bubbles in Agriculture: Why They Happen and How to Recognize Them." Review of Agricultural Economics 29 (2007):286-305.

McCorriston, S., I. Sheldon, R.J. Sexton, and H. Wang. "Agricultural Trade Liberalization and Economic Development: The Role of Downstream Market Power." Agricultural Economics 36 (2007):253-270.

Alston, J.M., J.M. Crespi, H.M. Kaiser, and R.J. Sexton. "The Economic Impacts of California's Mandated Commodity Promotion Programs." Review of Agricultural Economics 28 (2007):40-63.

Li, L., R.J. Sexton, and T. Xia. "Food Retailers' Pricing and Marketing Strategies, with Implications for Producers." Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 35 (2006):1-18.

Huang, S.Y., R.J. Sexton, and T. Xia. "Analysis of a Supply-Control Program Under Uncertainty and Imperfect Competition: Chinese Cabbage in Taiwan." Agricultural Economics 34 (2006):69-80.

Crespi, J.M., and R.J. Sexton. "A Multinomial Logit Framework to Estimate Bid Shading in Procurement Auctions: Application to Cattle Sales in the Texas Panhandle." Review of Industrial Organization 27 (2005):253-278.

Chalfant, J., R.J. Sexton, and M. Zhang. "Grocery Retailer Behavior in Perishable Fresh Produce Procurement." Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization 3(1,6) (2005).

Carman, H., and R.J. Sexton. "Supermarket Fluid Milk Pricing Practices in the Western United States." Agribusiness 21 (2005):509-530.

Crespi, J.M., and R.J. Sexton. "Bidding for Cattle in the Texas Panhandle." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86 (2004):660-674.

Sexton, R.J., and H. Wang. "The Cost Effectiveness of the U.S. Export Enhancement Bonus Allocation Mechanism." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86 (2004):375-388.

Sexton, R.J., and T. Xia. "The Competitive Implications of Top-of-the-Market and Related Contract-Pricing Clauses." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86 (2004):124-138.

Crespi, J.M., and R.J. Sexton. "Competition, U.S. Farmer Cooperatives, and Marketing Orders." Econ Rurale, 277-278, (2003):135-151 (in French).

Alston, J.M., R.J. Sexton, and M. Zhang. "Does Branded Food Product Advertising Help or Hurt Farmers?" Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 26 (2002):365-389.

Sexton, R.J., and M. Zhang. "Optimal Commodity Promotion when Downstream Markets Are Imperfectly Competitive." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84 (2002): 352-365.

Chalfant, J., and R.J. Sexton. "Marketing Orders, Grading Errors, and Price Discrimination." Journal of Agricultural Economics 84 (2002):53-66.

Lavoie, N., and R.J. Sexton. "Food Processing and Distribution: An Industrial Organization Approach." Handbook of Agricultural Economics. B. Gardner and G. Rausser, eds., pp. 863-932. Amsterdam: North Holland, 2001.

Sexton, R.J., and M. Zhang. "An Assessment of Market Power in the U.S. Food Industry and Its Impacts on Consumers." Agribusiness 17 (2001):59-79.

Sexton, R.J., and M. Zhang. "FOB or Uniform Delivered Prices: Strategic Choice and Welfare Effects." Journal of Industrial Economics 49 (2001):197-221.

Alvarez, A., E. Fidalgo, R.J. Sexton, and M. Zhang. "Oligopsony Power with Uniform Spatial Pricing: Theory and Application to Milk Processing in Spain." European Review of Agricultural Economics 27 (2000):347-364.

Sexton, R.J., and M. Zhang. "Captive Supplies and the Cash Market Price: A Spatial Markets Approach." Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 25 (2000):88-108.

Sexton, R.J. "Waugh Lecture: Industrialization and Consolidation in the U.S. Food Sector Implications for Competitions and Welfare." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 82 (2000):1087-1104.

Alston, J.M., R.J. Sexton, and M. Zhang. "Imperfect Competition, Functional Forms, and the Size and Distribution of Research Benefits." Agricultural Economics 20 (1999):155-172.

Chalfant, J.A., J.S. James, N. Lavoie, and R.J. Sexton. "Assymetric Grading Error and Adverse Selections: Lemons in the California Prune Industry." Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 24 (1999):57-79.

Chatterjee, B., R. Howitt, and R.J. Sexton. "The Optimal Joint Provision of Water for Irrigation and Hydropower." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 36(6) (1998):295-313.

Huang, S.Y., and R.J. Sexton. "Measuring Returns to an Innovation in an Imperfectly Competitive Market: Application to Mechanical Harvesting of Processing Tomatoes in Taiwan." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 78 (1998):558-571.

Alston, J.M., R.J. Sexton, and M. Zhang. "The Effects of Imperfect Competition on the Size and Distribution of Research Benefits." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 79 (1997):1252-1265.

Sexton, R.J., and M. Zhang. "A Model of Price Determination for Fresh Produce with Application to California Iceberg Lettuce." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 78(4) (1996):924-34.

Durham, C.A., R.J. Sexton, and J.H. Song. "Spatial Competition, Uniform Pricing, and Transportation Efficiency in the California Processing Tomato Industry." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 78(1) (1996):15-125.

Rogers, R., and R.J. Sexton. "Assessing the Importance of Oligopsony Power in Agricultural Markets." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 76(5) (1994):1143-50.

Innes, R., and R.J. Sexton. "Strategic Buyers and Exclusionary Contracts." American Economic Review 84(3) (1994):566-584.

Innes, R., and R.J. Sexton. "Customer Coalitions, Monopoly Price Discrimination, and Generic Entry Deterrence." European Economic Review 37 (1993):1569-1597.

Rosen, M., and R.J. Sexton. "Irrigation Districts and Water Markets: An Application of Cooperative Decision Making Theory." Land Economics 69(1) (1993):39-53.

Durham, C.A., and R.J. Sexton. "Oligopsony Potential in Agriculture: Residual Supply Estimation in California's Processing Tomato Market." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 74(4) (1992):962-972.

Sexton, R.J., and J. Wann. "Imperfect Competition in Multiproduct Food Industries with Application to Pear Processing." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 74 (1992):980-990.

Carman, H.F., C.L. Kling, and R.J. Sexton. "Market Integration, Efficiency of Arbitrage, and Imperfect Competition: Methodology and Application to U.S. Celery." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 73(3) (1991):568-580.

Dorfman, J.H., C.L. Kling, and R.J. Sexton. "Confidence Intervals for Elasticities and Flexibilities: Re-Evaluating the Ratios of Normals Case." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72(4) (1990):1006-1017.

Sexton, R.J. "Imperfect Competition in Agricultural Markets and the Role of Cooperatives: A Spatial Analysis." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72(3) (1990):709-720.

Kling, C.L., and R.J. Sexton. "Bootstrapping in Applied Welfare Analysis." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72(2) (1990):406-418.

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