Vincenzina Caputo, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Resource Economics, Korea University. Achilleas Vassilopoulos, MSc (email@example.com) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens. Rodolfo M. Nayga Jr., PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Professor and Tyson Chair in Food Policy Economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Food and Resource Economics, Korea University. Maurizio Canavari, PhD (email@example.com) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna. This work was partly supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2011-330-B00074).
Welfare Effects of Food Miles Labels
Article first published online: 27 JUN 2013
Copyright 2013 by The American Council on Consumer Interests
Journal of Consumer Affairs
Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 311–327, Summer 2013
How to Cite
CAPUTO, V., VASSILOPOULOS, A., NAYGA, R. M. and CANAVARI, M. (2013), Welfare Effects of Food Miles Labels. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 47: 311–327. doi: 10.1111/joca.12009
- Issue published online: 16 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 27 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 18 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 6 FEB 2012
We assessed the consumer welfare effects of two generic food miles labels: “carbon dioxide (CO2) emission” label and “time and number of kilometers” label. Using data from a choice experiment, our results generally suggest that a mandatory labeling policy for either type of label would have a positive welfare effect. However, a label informing consumers about the time and number of kilometers the food product has traveled provides greater positive welfare effects than a label informing consumers about the amount of CO2 emission.