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Price Discovery In The Egg Industry

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  • Maynard, Leigh J.

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Formula pricing of eggs is typically based on quotations issued by Urner Barry Publications, and egg producers worry that the quotes are systematically lower than equilibrium levels. Egg Clearinghouse, Inc. (ECI) provides a public forum for cash trading, intended to facilitate price discovery. Evidence from 1994-95 does not suggest that Urner Barry understands producer level prices on average, Granger causality tests indicate a feedback relationship between the Urner Barry quotes and ECI prices, with ECI leading during price upswings. Lead times appear to have fallen since the late 1970s and early 1980s, confirming earlier predictions regarding market efficiency.

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Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 26 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:arerjl:31353

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Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis;

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  1. Dickey, David A & Fuller, Wayne A, 1981. "Likelihood Ratio Statistics for Autoregressive Time Series with a Unit Root," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 49(4), pages 1057-72, June.
  2. Schrader, Lee F. & Bessler, David A. & Preston, Warren P., 1985. "Egg Prices Revisited," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 17(02), December.
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Cited by:
  1. Karipidis, Philippos I. & Tsakiridou, Efthimia & Tabakis, Nikolaos M. & Mattas, Konstadinos, 2005. "Hedonic Analysis of Retail Egg Prices," Journal of Food Distribution Research, Food Distribution Research Society, vol. 36(03), November.
  2. Carter, Joy & Maynard, Leigh J. & Dillon, Carl R., 2000. "Perfect Cross-Hedging Opportunities Via Formula Pricing: The Case Of The Broiler Industry," 2000 Annual meeting, July 30-August 2, Tampa, FL 21765, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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