Market diversion and market power: California eggs

William J. Allender, Timothy Richards

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-58
Number of pages22
JournalReview of Industrial Organization
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

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Economics
Industry
Retail market
Market power
Diversion
Egg
Price fixing
Competitive behavior
Market data
Complaints
Empirical investigation
Deviation
Domestic market

Keywords

  • Antitrust investigation
  • Eggs
  • Empirical industrial organization
  • Game theory
  • Nested logit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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Market diversion and market power : California eggs. / Allender, William J.; Richards, Timothy.

In: Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 36, No. 1, 02.2010, p. 37-58.

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