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The Great American Pigout
Landel, Robert D.; Desmond, Kristen Case OM-0970 / Published March 8, 2001 / 3 pages.
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This case describes and presents the hog industry crisis of 1998, when farmers suffered from the lowest prices in 30 years, as a perplexing systems problem. Students are asked to hypothesize what went wrong. Tools useful in the analysis include casual loop mapping and systems modeling. Policy alternatives are presented for the students' analyses and recommendation. A computer simulation model is available for use with this case.


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    This case describes and presents the hog industry crisis of 1998, when farmers suffered from the lowest prices in 30 years, as a perplexing systems problem. Students are asked to hypothesize what went wrong. Tools useful in the analysis include casual loop mapping and systems modeling. Policy alternatives are presented for the students' analyses and recommendation. A computer simulation model is available for use with this case.

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