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dc.contributor.supervisor Brewin, Derek (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics) en_US
dc.contributor.author Giesbrecht, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-26T20:40:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-26T20:40:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4781
dc.description.abstract The Western Australian Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) has been described as a regional monopsony due to its control of the supply chain. Currently, CBH is a grower owned co-operative, however recently it has been considering altering its structure. The objective of this study is to analyze price, quantity and welfare impacts on the Western Australian grower under a regime change for the CBH. Specifically, it considers the impacts to the Western Australian grower if their grower owned CBH co-operative was converted to a private firm with monopsony power. The results from the theoretical model and simulations show the negative impacts on the Western Australian grower if CBH altered its structure to a privately held monopsony. This is not surprising as the best interests of the member growers is currently the focus of CBH, whereas in a non-grower owned structure, the interests of the shareholder take precedence. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.title The impacts of a co-operative versus a private monopsony marketing structure in Western Australia on the wheat grower en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Oleson, Brian (Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics) Gosnell, Dustin (Canadian Wheat Board) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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