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1. Dharmasena, Kalu Arachchillage Senarath. The Non-alcoholic Beverage Market in the United States: Demand Interrelationships, Dynamics, Nutrition Issues and Probability Forecast Evaluation.

Degree: PhD, Agricultural Economics, 2011, Texas A&M University

There are many different types of non-alcoholic beverages (NAB) available in the United States today compared to a decade ago. Additionally, the needs of beverage consumers have evolved over the years centering attention on functionality and health dimensions. These trends in volume of consumption are a testament to the growth in the NAB industry. Our study pertains to ten NAB categories. We developed and employed a unique cross-sectional and time-series data set based on Nielsen Homescan data associated with household purchases of NAB from 1998 through 2003. First, we considered demographic and economic profiling of the consumption of NAB in a two-stage model. Race, region, age and presence of children and gender of household head were the most important factors affecting the choice and level of consumption. Second, we used expectation-prediction success tables, calibration, resolution, the Brier score and the Yates partition of the Brier score to measure the accuracy of predictions generated from qualitative choice models used to model the purchase decision of NAB by U.S. households. The Yates partition of the Brier score outperformed all other measures. Third, we modeled demand interrelationships, dynamics and habits of NAB consumption estimating own-price, cross-price and expenditure elasticities. The Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System, the synthetic Barten model and the State Adjustment Model were used. Soft drinks were substitutes and fruit juices were complements for most of non-alcoholic beverages. Investigation of a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages revealed the importance of centering attention not only to direct effects but also to indirect effects of taxes on beverage consumption. Finally, we investigated factors affecting nutritional contributions derived from consumption of NAB. Also, we ascertained the impact of the USDA year 2000 Dietary Guidelines for Americans associated with the consumption of NAB. Significant factors affecting caloric and nutrient intake from NAB were price, employment status of household head, region, race, presence of children and the gender of household food manager. Furthermore, we found that USDA nutrition intervention program was successful in reducing caloric and caffeine intake from consumption of NAB. The away-from-home intake of beverages and potential impacts of NAB advertising are not captured in our work. In future work, we plan to address these limitations. Advisors/Committee Members: Capps, Oral (advisor), Bessler, David A. (committee member), Love, Alan H. (committee member), Williams, Gary W. (committee member), Anderson, Richard K. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Non-alcoholic beverages; Heckman Model; Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System; Houthakker and Taylor model; Barten Synthetic Model; State Adjustment Model; Demand systems; Probability Forecast Evaluation; The Brier Score; Nutritional Contributions of Non-alcoholic beverages; Diversion Ratio; Sugar-sweetened beverages; Yates Partition of the Brier score

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APA (6th Edition):

Dharmasena, K. A. S. (2011). The Non-alcoholic Beverage Market in the United States: Demand Interrelationships, Dynamics, Nutrition Issues and Probability Forecast Evaluation. (Doctoral Dissertation). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7911

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Dharmasena, Kalu Arachchillage Senarath. “The Non-alcoholic Beverage Market in the United States: Demand Interrelationships, Dynamics, Nutrition Issues and Probability Forecast Evaluation.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University. Accessed October 27, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7911.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Dharmasena, Kalu Arachchillage Senarath. “The Non-alcoholic Beverage Market in the United States: Demand Interrelationships, Dynamics, Nutrition Issues and Probability Forecast Evaluation.” 2011. Web. 27 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Dharmasena KAS. The Non-alcoholic Beverage Market in the United States: Demand Interrelationships, Dynamics, Nutrition Issues and Probability Forecast Evaluation. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2011. [cited 2020 Oct 27]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7911.

Council of Science Editors:

Dharmasena KAS. The Non-alcoholic Beverage Market in the United States: Demand Interrelationships, Dynamics, Nutrition Issues and Probability Forecast Evaluation. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7911


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2. Brightwell, David Aaron. Essays on U.S. energy markets.

Degree: PhD, Economics, 2009, Texas A&M University

This dissertation examines three facets of U.S. energy use and policy. First, I examine the Gulf Coast petroleum refining industry to determine the structure of the industry. Using the duality between cost-minimization and production functions, I estimate the demand for labor to determine the underlying production function. The results indicate that refineries have become more capital intensive due to the relative price increase of labor. The industry has consolidated in response to higher labor costs and costs of environmental compliance. Next, I examine oil production in the United States. An empirical model based on the theoretical framework of Pindyck is used to estimate production. This model differs from previous research by using state level data rather than national level data. The results indicate that the production elasticity with respect to reserves and the price elasticity of supply are both inelastic in the long run. The implication of these findings is that policies designed to increase domestic production through subsidies, tax breaks, or royalty reductions will likely provide little additional oil. We simulate production under three scenarios. In the most extreme scenario, prices double between 2005 and 2030 while reserves increase by 50%. Under this scenario, oil production in 2030 is approximately the same as the 2005 level. The third essay estimates demand for fossil fuels in the U.S. and uses these estimates to forecast CO2 emissions. The results indicate that there is almost no substitution from one fossil fuel to another and that all three fossil fuels are inelastic in the long run. Additionally, all three fuels respond differently to changes in GDP. The result of the differing elasticities with respect to GDP is that the energy mix has changed over time. The implication for forecasting CO2 emissions is that models that cannot distinguish changes in the energy mix are not effective in forecasting CO2 emissions. Advisors/Committee Members: Moroney, John R. (advisor), Anderson, Richard K. (committee member), Puller, Steven L (committee member), Woodward, Richard T. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Energy; Oil Supply; Energy Demand; Carbon Dioxide Emissions; Petroleum Refining

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APA (6th Edition):

Brightwell, D. A. (2009). Essays on U.S. energy markets. (Doctoral Dissertation). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2928

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Brightwell, David Aaron. “Essays on U.S. energy markets.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University. Accessed October 27, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2928.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Brightwell, David Aaron. “Essays on U.S. energy markets.” 2009. Web. 27 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Brightwell DA. Essays on U.S. energy markets. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2009. [cited 2020 Oct 27]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2928.

Council of Science Editors:

Brightwell DA. Essays on U.S. energy markets. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2928

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