SEMINAIRE PROGRAMME III / SEMINAIRE BORDEAUX DEVELOPPEMENT
" Quality labels and export performance: Evidence from the French cheese industry "
co-écrit avec Sabine Duvaleix-Treguer (AGROCAMPUS OUEST),Carl Gaigné (INRAT) et Karine Latouche (INRA)
Jeudi 8 juin 2017
11h45-13h15 : salle F340
The paper questions the impact of geographical indication label on firm export competitiveness in the cheese and cream industry. We use firm level data from the French custom and an original dataset of firms and products concerned by protected designations of origin (PDO). Our econometric estimations show that PDO labelling impacts both the extensive margin and the intensive margin of trade (the value of trade) while the effect on unit value is not significant. The role of label in export performance varies with the market of destination. Finally, observing multiproduct firms, we highlight a spillover effect of PDO certification on export of non-certified products for firm authorized to handle PDO products.