Competition in the food marketing chain

Competition in the Australian food marketing chain is of continuing concern, but little evidence is available to guide policy debate. In a search for broad guidelines, the theoretical and empirical evidence is reviewed and the recent report of the Joint Select Committee on the Retailing Sector is examined. Then publicly available data on several food groups are used to test for evidence of persistent market power. The purchasing behaviour of the grains and oilseeds processing sector is found to warrant more detailed attention. A possible research agenda and a call for greater attention to data requirements complete the article.


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Issue Date:
2000
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/117842
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/117842
Published in:
Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 44, Issue 3
Page range:
333-367
Total Pages:
35




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