Ana Isabel Sanjuán

Ana Isabel Sanjuán
Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón · Agrifood Economincs and Natural Resources

phD economics

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Introduction
Currently, I am working on two main lines of research: i) the evaluation of non-tariff measures (NTMs) and their impact on agri-food trade; and the modeling of non-economic indicators of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming at identifying main socio-economic drivers.
Additional affiliations
May 2015 - present
Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón
Position
  • Research Associate
April 2013 - March 2015
European Commission, Joint Research Centre, IPTS, Seville (Spain)
Position
  • Research Associate
September 1997 - June 2002
Universidad Pública de Navarra
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (106)
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The European continent has one of the longest life expectancies in the world, but still faces a significant challenge to meet the health targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations for 2030. To improve the understanding of the rationale that guides health outcomes in Europe, this study assesses the direction and magnitude...
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The objective of this report is to provide an overview of agricultural land market regulations in the EU Member States. This report builds upon the framework developed by Swinnen, Van Herck and Vranken (2014a) to provide a comprehensive and structured analyses of agricultural land market regulations in different MS. The report describes the situati...
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Recently, African countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to provide a single continental market for goods and services with free movement of people and investments and to accelerate intra-Africa trade. African countries recognised the significance of non-tariff measures (NTMs) in achieving the AfCFTA objectives and a...
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The bioeconomy encompasses the extraction, processing and transformation of renewable biological resources and waste streams, connected to activities as diverse as food, feed, energy and manufacturing. Under the auspices of the European Union's 'Green Deal' strategy, this broad collective of sectors is promoted as a cornerstone for achieving sustai...
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The importance of healthy diets is woven into the fabric of the Sustainable Development Goals, although there is no clear metric to define it. Employing a simulation model (MAGNET), this study examines the sustainability implications arising from the adoption of recommended daily nutrition requirements inspired by the 'Lancet' reference diet. To me...
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We examine the potential demand for a local food speciality product, saffron, with alternative labels, using a choice experiment. The paper contributes to the literature on credence attributes, by examining Willingness to Pay (WTP) for the local, organic and PDO (Protected Designation of Origin), their differences across experimental conditions (hy...
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As part of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for ensuring clean water and sanitation worldwide by 2030, SDG target 6.4 seeks to attain sustainable withdrawals of freshwater through efficiency gains with a view to relieving water stress in vulnerable populated areas. The water footprint (WF) is a key metric to measure this concept, although the...
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Theoretical arguments and empirical evidence suggest that non-tariff measures (NTMs) generate a mixture of trade effects. Using the maximum level of disaggregation provided by the UNCTAD NTMs database (four-digit), and focusing on those measures applied by China in its pork trade, a gravity equation is estimated with the poisson pseudo maximum like...
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Aim of study: With the increasing protagonism of non-tariff measures (NTMs) in trade policy, better indexes are needed to depict the prevalence and similarity of NTMs across countries for further use in trade impact assessments. Area of study: Worldwide, with special focus on the European Union (EU) Material and methods: Using the TRAINS database...
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In October 2018, the European Union (EU) launched an updated bioeconomy strategy with the aim of encouraging the substitution of fossil carbon with biomass feedstock in the industry and in energy production while preserving ecosystem services. The objective of the paper is to analyse the links between the EU bioeconomy strategy and the Sustainable...
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This paper uses two different approaches of the gravity model (trade value and price approach) in order to investigate the effects of non-tariff measures (NTMs) in the international fruit trade. Through the trade value approach, we obtain information on the trade value impact of NTMs. Through the price approach, we derive directly the trade cost ef...
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In the last decades, the European Union (EU) agricultural policy has encouraged extensive livestock farming systems as a sustainable way of production, while more recently, voluntary certification schemes on mountain origin and autochthonous breeds have been put in place to further contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and economic activit...
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This study evaluates the performance of European Union (EU) member state biobased activities. More specifically, statistical clustering techniques, based on biobased sectors’ demand and supply driven multipliers, identify regional EU typologies of biobased sector performance. The aim is to establish sector-region combinations of biobased driven eco...
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This study evaluates the performance of European Union (EU) member state biobased activities. More specifically, statistical clustering techniques, based on biobased sectors’ demand and supply driven multipliers, identify regional EU typologies of biobased sector performance. The aim is to establish sector-region combinations of biobased driven eco...
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Taking a trade perspective with a focus on agrifood markets, the current foresight study employs a computable general equilibrium simulation model to quantify the implications of different future pathways of European East-West trade relations for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), thereby providing insight on how best to orientate their...
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In the prospect of ongoing EU trade negotiations, we investigate non-tariff measures (NTMs) on key EU dairy exports markets. After combining latest publicly available NTM datasets, we calculate frequency and coverage ratios in order to take stock of existing measures. Subsequently, we quantify the NTM impact on EU dairy exports by a gravity estimat...
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In the prospect of ongoing EU trade negotiations, we investigate non-tariff measures (NTMs) on key EU dairy exports markets. After combining latest publicly available NTM datasets, we calculate frequency and coverage ratios in order to take stock of existing measures. Subsequently, we quantify the NTM impact on EU dairy exports by a gravity estimat...
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With the rise of anti-free-trade sentiment on both sides of the Atlantic, there is a growing urgency by trade negotiators to conclude the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. The harmonisation of non-tariff restrictions is a key component of the talks, whilst global modelling databases typically lack a price compatib...
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We examine the effects of speculation in the form of index trading on contemporaneous returns and volatility on corn, soybeans and wheat futures markets on the Chicago Board of Trade using multivariate generalised autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity models and weekly data for 2006-2014. We also assess spillovers. Results are threefold. Fi...
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By using beef as a typical mountain product, this paper investigates the role of the mountain origin claim among urban consumers in four Pyrenean bordering regions, in France and Spain, applying a choice experiment. In addition, breed, intrinsically linked to beef mountain systems, is also studied. An Error Components mixed logit model is estimated...
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Attitudes towards beef animal welfare (AW) and Willingness to Pay (WTP) for AW certification are investigated among consumers in two Spanish and two French regions located on both sides of the Pyrenees (n=1213). Attitudes were measured through a scale of 11 animal practices, on which, consumers report their degree of concern and trust on the supply...
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Over the last 25 years Croatia's transition from a war-torn region of the former Yugoslavia to a fully independent nation has left a lasting mark. In 2013 Croatia took another step toward peace and stability by becoming the 28th member of the European Union (EU). Employing a quantitative framework to examine the economic impact of Croatian accessio...
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The concept of 'bioeconomy' is gathering momentum in European Union (EU) policy circles as a sustainable model of growth to reconcile continued wealth generation and employment with bio-based sustainable resource usage. Unfortunately, in the literature an economy-wide quantitative assessment covering the full diversity of this sector is lacking due...
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This paper examines the ‘small share’ problem inherent within the constant elasticity of substitution Armington specification. As a de facto research tool in the quantitative trade literature, this structural bias plagues the results of numerous multi-region CGE studies. Kuiper and van Tongeren (2006) proposed a fusion of gravity and CGE specificat...
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The concept of ‘bioeconomy’ is receiving increased attention in policy and business circles. The European Commission (EC) has initiated the Bioeconomy Strategy which is a signal of intent that the EU seeks to meet the challenge of reconciling responsible-resource usage respecting sustainability criteria, with wealth-generation. To this aim, the EC’...
Technical Report
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The concept of 'bioeconomy' is gathering momentum in European Union (EU) policy circles as a sustainable model of growth to reconcile the goals of continued wealth generation and employment with bio-based sustainable resource usage. Unfortunately, an economy-wide quantitative assessment covering the full diversity of this sector is, hitherto, const...
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With significant improvements in its theoretical underpinnings, the gravity model has gained renewed interest in the agro‐food trade literature. Notwithstanding, there is a dearth of literature examining the relative trade restrictiveness of tariff barriers across a broad range of agro‐food sectors. This represents an important research gap, which...
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This paper quantifies the contribution of exports to economic growth in developing countries. We apply recently developed panel cointegration methods which admit structural breaks to examine bivariate export-income relationships for a panel of 47 developing countries for annual data for 1970–2004. Results show that long-run relationships exist and...
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Spanish consumers' preferences towards ethnic cuisines Ethnic food is part of the new tendencies among Spanish consumers. Even when its introduction is recent, ethnic food has achieved a space in the retailers' distribution channels and a place in consumers' tastes. In order to analyze Spanish consumers' preferences toward ethnic cuisines, a choice...
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Using dry-cured ham as an anchor product, consumers’ preferences for EU Quality Certification schemes, region of origin and price have been investigated with conjoint analysis. In order to achieve this aim, a mixed rank-ordered logit which allows for the investigation of heterogeneous preferences and their sources has been estimated. In particular,...
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Willingness to pay (WTP) for direct market of beef is investigated in two Spanish and two French regions located on both sides of the Pyrenees. Given the novelty of this distribution system, especially in Spain, a contingent valuation approach is undertaken, and a double-bounded model is estimated. Different patterns of awareness, use and WTP are f...
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This article reviews only those empirical works that report results on the influence of sociodemographic factors on food consumption. It highlights those recent papers that can be helpful to the interested reader as a base from which to explore further aspects of demographics and food consumption. Reviewed empirical studies analyze the influence of...
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Increasing concern about food security and environmental consevation might enhance demand for ecological food products. However, consumption has not kept pace with production. Higher prices than conventional food products, distribution deficiencies and lack of knowledge might explain it. The goal of this paper is to analyse those limitations in dep...
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In recent years, knowledge and consumption of ethnic food has spread in Spain, among other factors, enhanced by immigration. Immigrants constitute a new market segment, with specific food demands that respond to the necessity of keeping their culinary traditions. In this research a choice experiment is conducted in order to investigate Latin-Americ...
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Two theories characterize the relationship between calorie consumption and income. The Engel curve hypothesizes that calories are determined by income whereas the efficiency wage hypothesis posits the converse. This article examines the validity of these hypotheses for 41 developing countries using panel cointegration methods. Results show bidirect...
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Over the last decade, a strong upsurge in Spanish immigration has fostered a thriving ethnic food market. To examine indigenous consumer predilections toward ethnic foods, a carefully designed choice experiment is employed, with particular focus on ethnocentricity and food neo-phobia traits on potential purchase decisions. Employing a two level nes...
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We initiate consumer acceptability experiments to examine how sensorial, in concert with non-sensorial attributes, interact and influence hedonic scores and willingness to pay (WTP). Food neophobia scales are also incorporated as a precursor for WTP. Employing a sample of consumers from the Northern Spanish town of Zaragoza, we examine two varietal...
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The objective is to investigate consumer satisfaction with dry-cured ham in five European countries. A logistic regression model has been fitted using data collected through a cross-sectional web-based survey carried out in Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Poland and Greece during January 2008 (n=2437 of which 2156 were dry-cured ham consumers). Satisfac...
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An extensive body of research concerns the valuation of EU certification schemes of quality based on the origin of food products. This literature focuses mainly on stated preferences (SPs) and reported behaviours by the consumers. We combine consumers' SPs, obtained through a conjoint ranking experiment, with revealed preferences (RP), obtained thr...
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This paper quantifies the contribution of agricultural exports to economic growth in developing countries. We estimate the relationship between GDP and agricultural and non-agricultural exports for 42 countries using panel cointegration methods. Results show that a long-run relationship exists, the agricultural export elasticity of GDP is 0.07 wher...
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The paper investigates the degree of convergence between trained panelists and consumers with regard to overall quality assessment and acceptability, respectively. In particular, the main sensory drivers used by both groups of assessors in their valuations, are investigated: first, a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is applied to identify main di...
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The Japanese farmland market is strongly regulated, although partial deregulation and decentralization are evident. This paper examines the relationship between farmland rents and prices in Japan using recent panel cointegration methods, which admit structural breaks. Results show the presence of a cointegrating relationship with significant breaks...
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Acceptability and actual choice of cured ham is investigated combining hedonic valuations and actual purchase information of a sample of Spanish consumers. Main methods of analysis include internal preference mapping, cluster (k-means and agglomerative hierarchical), and bivariate association measures (chi-square, two- and one-way ANOVA). Three mar...
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The paper examines the retail price structure of saffron currently marketed in the Spanish market, with special emphasis on the assessment of the region of origin and its certification as tools of differentiation.The motivation lies on the search for effective marketing tools for Jiloca saffron (Aragón) that in turn may contribute to preserve this...
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In the last years, ethnic food has been successfully introduced in the Spanish market. In this research a choice experiment is conducted in order to investigate consumer’s preferences toward ethnic food and the influence of psychographic variables in consumer’s decisions. A nested logit model is employed for this purpose, with a two level nesting s...
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Consumer’s preferences for cured ham are investigated with conjoint analysis. A mixed rank-ordered logit model which allows the investigation for heterogeneous preferences and its sources is estimated. In particular, we analyse to what extent consumers’ socio-demographic traits affect their price-sensitiveness and whether consumer’s sensory (hedoni...
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En los últimos años, el conocimiento y consumo de las comidas y/o alimentos étnicos se ha difundido internacionalmente. En España, los alimentos étnicos comenzaron a comercializarse en la década de los años noventa, sin embargo, el mayor auge de sus ventas se ha producido a partir del año dos mil y se han constituido una de las gamas de alimentos c...
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A quantity-dependent hedonic model is used to study consumers’ actual purchases of cured ham, recorded through scanner in Spain, between April 2003 and March 2004. A Zero Inflated Negative Binomial (ZIB) model is applied because of the high proportion of zero purchase-values and the finding of overdispersion in the data. Ham characteristics ar...
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The overall acceptability of 202 consumers has been analysed by ANOVA, multiple means comparison, cluster analysis and internal preference mapping (MDPREF). Three clusters are found with different preference criteria. These clusters can also be characterized according to actual purchase behaviour, declared consumption habits and sociodemographic ch...
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A labelled choice experiment is conducted in order to investigate preferences of Spanish consumers towards ethnic cuisines. In particular, the three best known cuisines, Mexican, Arab and Asian, are considered, across three consumption situations: restaurant, take-away and at home. Wald statistics are applied in order to assess the differential mar...
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The paper examines consumers’ attitudes towards new food by means of the Food Neophobia Scale (FNS). Among the new food trends, ethnic food, that is, food specific to a country or culture, is becoming more present in Spain boosted by immigration. The FNS allows the identification of consumers’ profiles with more and less propensity to consume new f...
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El artículo investiga las actitudes de los consumidores hacia los alimentos nuevos mediante la escala FNS (Food Neo-phobia Scale). Apartir de ella se obtiene el perfil de los individuos más y menos proclives a la introducción de nuevos alimentos en sus dietas, denominados respectivamente, «neo-fílicos » y «neo-fóbicos». Entre estos aliment...
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The paper aims at studying consumers’ acceptability of cured ham. A Double Censored Tobit is applied, in order to first, evaluate to what extent the information conveyed by an array of observable characteristics (origin, quality certification label, brand and breed) affects consumers’ hedonic valuation of cured ham in both, blind and informed exper...
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After six years of stop-start negotiations, Mercosur is no closer to signing a regional trading agreement (RTA) with the EU, whilst negotiations to finalise a Free Trade of the Americas Agreement (FTAA) have also stalled. This is due to various factors: economic crises in Mercosur, intransigence by member countries and uncertainty surrounding the o...
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As a moderate North African Arab state, Morocco has ratified preferential free trade agreements with both the EU and the USA. However, the potential importance of improved agro-food market access with the EU has been largely ignored in Morocco-EU Association Agreement (MEAA). Indeed, in comparison with the depth of the agro-food reforms in the Morr...
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A hedonic approach is used to study farmland prices in Aragon (Spain). Data over 450 transactions in 33 shires, in 2001 and 2002 are analysed. The marginal values for irrigated vs. non-irrigated land, the productive orientation and the differentiation of production through a Designation of Origin (D.O.) are used as explanatory variables. Socio-econ...
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Co-movement between futures prices can arise when commodities are substitutes. Counterintuitively, Dawson and White fail to find a significant long-run link between feed barley and wheat prices on the London International Financial Futures Exchange. This relationship is re-examined using Johansen, Mosconi, and Nielsen's co-integration procedure tha...
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Stated consumer preferences for walnuts in Spain are investigated by means of a choice experiment. Conditional heterogeneity is explored, assuming two possible sources: How often walnuts are consumed and how driven by health and nutrition attitudes or convenience the consumer is. In particular, the possibilities for a mostly unknown variety in the...
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This paper examines the long-term relationship between the export prices of Canadian and US hard wheat and the effects of the US Export Enhancement Program (EEP). Using monthly prices for 1974-2001, we adopt the cointegration procedure of Johansen "et al." (2000) which permits structural breaks. Results show that a long-term relationship exists, an...