INTRA-PROCESSOR PRICE-SPREAD BEHAVIOR: IS THE U.S. CATFISH PROCESSING INDUSTRY COMPETITIVE?

An analysis was conducted of price-spread behavior in the catfish-processing sector of the United States. A model of imperfect competition using conjectural variations was used to test for significant deviations from competition. Results show no significant deviation from competitive behavior, suggesting that catfish processor behave competitively. However, this result is limited by the assumption of equal market shares by each catfish-processing firm.


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Issue Date:
1998-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/26876
Published in:
Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 29, Number 2
Page range:
59-65
Total Pages:
7




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