Who Gains from Australian Generic Wine R&D and Promotion?

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Zhao, X, Anderson, Kym ORCID: 0000-0002-1472-3352 and Wittwer, G (2002) Who Gains from Australian Generic Wine R&D and Promotion? Working Paper. Centre for International Economic Studies, Adelaide University.


A multi-sectoral partial equilibrium model of the markets for two types of Australian grapes and wine (premium and non-premium) is developed to study the aggregate returns from different types of research and promotion investments by the industry and their distribution across actors in the market (grapegrowers, winemakers, wholesalers/retailers, domestic consumers, the tax office and foreign consumers). The distinction is made between premium and non-premium, since half the market is non-premium and yet virtually all the R&D and marketing efforts are focused on just premium products in an attempt to raise quality as consumers continue to move up-market. The results show that most of the gains from cost-reducing R&D go to producers, with wineries faring better than grapegrowers; that producers get a far larger share of the benefit from promotion when it is targeted abroad than when it focuses on domestic consumers; and that foreign consumers of Australian wine enjoy a small share of the benefits.

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CIES Discussion Paper 0204, ISSN: 1444-4534

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/29199
Official URL https://www.adelaide.edu.au/wine-econ/papers/0204....
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Current > Division/Research > Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS)
Keywords C69; O33; Q13; Q16; Economics of R&D; Promotion; Wine; Equilibrium displacement modelling
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