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The Economics of Beer$
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Johan F.M. Swinnen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199693801

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693801.001.0001

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Beeronomics: The Economics of Beer and Brewing

Beeronomics: The Economics of Beer and Brewing

(p.335) 18 Beeronomics: The Economics of Beer and Brewing
The Economics of Beer

Johan F. M. Swinnen

Thijs Vandemoortele

Oxford University Press

The chapters in this book demonstrate that ‘beeronomics’ covers a vast set of economic issues: economic history, development, demand and supply, geography, trade, investment, technology, health and nutrition, quantity and quality, industrial organization, competition, science and innovation, taxation, regulation, political economy, etc. This concluding chapter summarizes some of the key insights of this book, organized in five sections: a historical perspective on the product ‘beer’, consumption, industrial organization, trade and international expansion, and government regulation. The final section discusses a set of unresolved issues and a future research agenda in the field of beeronomics.

Keywords:   beer, history, consumption, industrial organization, trade, international expansion, regulation

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