The Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) provides research expertise focused on natural resources, environment and public policy, agricultural economics, regional development, trade and environment, rural sociology and marketing (both institutional and consumer).

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  • The AERU Data Portal: An introduction 

    Driver, Tim; Dalziel, Paul C.; Saunders, Caroline M. (AERU, Lincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki, 2018-03)
    Enterprises exporting food and beverage products from New Zealand are able to capture higher prices by marketing quality attributes of their products that are valued by final consumers. These attributes include items such ...
  • Wellbeing and Economic Policy: Lessons from New Zealand 

    Dalziel, Paul C.; Saunders, Caroline M. (Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU), Lincoln UniversityLincoln University | Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2020-09)
    In November 2018, New Zealand became a founding member of the Wellbeing Economy Governments partnership (WEGo), alongside Scotland and Iceland. Wales joined the partnership in May 2020. The governments of these four countries ...
  • Examining developed versus emerging economy online food and beverage purchase behaviour and predictors: A survey comparison of Indian, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and United Kingdom consumers 

    Driver, Tim; Tait, Peter R.; Saunders, Caroline M.; Dalziel, Paul C.; Guenther, Meike; Rutherford, Paul (Sciencedomain International, 2020)
    Aims: Consumers are increasingly using online shopping for purchasing food and beverage (F&B) products. A challenge to industry stakeholders is understanding which elements of online digital media and smart technologies ...
  • The potential for horticultural development in Taranaki 

    Greer, Glen (Venture TaranakiNew Plymouth, NZ, 2014)
    The Taranaki horticultural sector is very small, and production areas have declined significantly over the last decade. A number of industries that were represented in the region in the past (kiwifruit, asparagus, berryfruit, ...
  • Wellbeing Economics: The Capabilities Approach to Prosperity 

    Dalziel, Paul C.; Saunders, Caroline M.; Saunders, J. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018-09-13)
    Alternatives must be found. This open access book addresses that challenge. It sets out a wellbeing economics framework that directly addresses fundamental issues affecting wellbeing outcomes.

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