Thesis (M.S., Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (Applied Economics)) -- University of Idaho, December 2014 | This thesis is comprised of two papers:
"A Production Analysis of Potatoes in India", analyzes the increasing growth rate of potato production in India and its possible impact on other crops in terms of acreage and production. Using a Box-Jenkins model, we predict India's potato production to increase from 45 million metric ton (MMT) in 2013 to 85.51 MMT in 2026.
"The Market Structure of Potato Processing Industry in India", develops a reputation-quality model that explains how it is beneficial for a company to launch only one high quality product in its first period in a specific market. The initial reputation will benefit in launching new products in subsequent periods. In addition, we analyze why quality deteriorates in the last selling period.