Great School Milk Conspiracies Revisited: Rejoinder

Great School Milk Conspiracies Revisited: Rejoinder A re-examination and analysis ofdata in court records covering sealed-biddingpractices, market shares, incumbency rates, andprofit margins of two dairies charged with bid-riggingdisclose that Scott's analysis is flawed in severalimportant respects: reliance on selective bid data,omission of relevant bid data, and errors in reportedbids. Accordingly, Scott's hypothesis (that twodairies may have been engaged in tacit collusioninstead of overt collusion) was found to be basedlargely on conjectures, not hard data, and thus shouldbe rejected. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Great School Milk Conspiracies Revisited: Rejoinder

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
ISSN
0889-938X
eISSN
1573-7160
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1007863007832
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Abstract

A re-examination and analysis ofdata in court records covering sealed-biddingpractices, market shares, incumbency rates, andprofit margins of two dairies charged with bid-riggingdisclose that Scott's analysis is flawed in severalimportant respects: reliance on selective bid data,omission of relevant bid data, and errors in reportedbids. Accordingly, Scott's hypothesis (that twodairies may have been engaged in tacit collusioninstead of overt collusion) was found to be basedlargely on conjectures, not hard data, and thus shouldbe rejected.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2004

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