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The Gains and Losses from Agricultural Concentration: A Critical Survey of the Literature

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  • Whitley John

    (School of Economics, Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia)

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    This paper surveys some potential costs and benefits of increased concentration in agricultural markets in the context of an economic trade-off. The existing industrial organization literature is applied to agricultural markets to provide a more concrete structure for analysis. Although an important part of the debate, market power and the existing empirical literature measuring it are only part of a complete picture and suggestions are made on where this literature could go to increase its impact. Policy frameworks are examined to provide perspective on the relevant theoretical and empirical work.

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    Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 1-20

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    Handle: RePEc:bpj:bjafio:v:1:y:2002:i:1:n:6

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