MEASURING MARKET POWER WITH VARIABLES OTHER THAN PRICE

Beef packing has become an extremely concentrated industry, yet studies have found that little, if any market power exists. We propose and test alternative measures of behavior that may better describe how packers control purchases from feedlots, using confidential data collected by the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.


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Issue Date:
2002
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/19799
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/19799
Total Pages:
28
Series Statement:
Selected paper




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