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Financial Market Reaction to the Fast Food Hamburger Health Scare of 1993

  • Jeffrey A. Dubin

Abstract

In 1993 a bacteria epidemic killed several children in the Pacific Northwest. The bacteria was a virulent strain of E. coli and was traced to undercooked hamburgers at Jack-in-the-Box restaurants. The outbreak was the largest and most serious for E. coli with a total of 400 confirmed or probable instances. Ultimately the tainted hamburgers forced 125 people to be admitted to a hospital and led to kidney failure in 29 people.

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Stock Price Alternative Specific Constant Retail Establishment Estimate Regression Model Disposable Personal Income 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey A. Dubin
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  1. 1.Division of the Humanities and Social SciencesCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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