Market Diversion and Market Power: California Eggs

Market Diversion and Market Power: California Eggs Allegations of price-fixing by US egg producers maintain that the industry’s strategic use of export programs softens competition in the domestic market. This study provides an empirical investigation into these allegations using retail market data from a specific California retail market. Our findings suggest that the antitrust complaints have economic merit, but the deviations from competitive behavior are small. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Market Diversion and Market Power: California Eggs

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
ISSN
0889-938X
eISSN
1573-7160
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11151-009-9235-y
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Abstract

Allegations of price-fixing by US egg producers maintain that the industry’s strategic use of export programs softens competition in the domestic market. This study provides an empirical investigation into these allegations using retail market data from a specific California retail market. Our findings suggest that the antitrust complaints have economic merit, but the deviations from competitive behavior are small.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 5, 2009

References

  • Market power and/or efficiency: A structural approach
    Azzam, A.; Lopez, R. A.; Liron-Espana, C.

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