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Assessing the Effect of Food Retail Subsidies on the Price of Food in Remote Indigenous Communities: A Case Study of the Nutrition North Canada Subsidy Program

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dc.contributor.advisor Brady, Deaton
dc.contributor.author Naylor, Jamie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-28T19:55:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-28T19:55:55Z
dc.date.copyright 2019-07
dc.date.created 2019-06-24
dc.date.issued 2019-08-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/16966
dc.description.abstract Food retailers in remote communities in Nunavut are subsidized through the Nutrition North Canada program. A duopolistic food retail market in Nunavut has fuelled concerns that a lack of competition is eroding the benefit of the subsidy to consumers. Existing audits and reviews of the program have failed to determine the pass-through rate of the subsidy. I estimate the pass-through rate of this subsidy and find that it is fully passed on to consumers, although heterogeneity in pass-through rates exist between communities. I also find that the differences in subsidy pass-through rates between communities stems from differences in cost structure, rather than differences in competitive pressures. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Food Security en_US
dc.subject Subsidy en_US
dc.subject Competition en_US
dc.subject Grocery Retail en_US
dc.title Assessing the Effect of Food Retail Subsidies on the Price of Food in Remote Indigenous Communities: A Case Study of the Nutrition North Canada Subsidy Program en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US
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