Working Paper by PERC Staff Published by Applied Economics Letters

Sep 16, 2020
Summary: The working paper, “Coronavirus Economics: The Impact of Shutting Down Meatpacking Plants” by PERC’s Director Dennis Jansen, Research Scientist Liqun Liu, and Executive Associate Director Andrew Rettenmaier has been published by the journal Applied Economics Letters.
 
The paper discusses the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the meatpacking industry and how plant shutdowns caused drastic changes in prices for cattle ranchers, those plants still in operation, and retailers.
 
To read the online edition of the paper in Applied Economics Letters, click here.
 
To read the PERC blog post related to this publication, “What’s The Beef? Economic Theory meets Antitrust Lawsuits During a Pandemic,” click here.
 
The full working paper can also be found in PERC’s publications.