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A Heteroskedastic Multivariate Tobit Analysis of Price Dynamics in the Presence of Price Floors

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  • Jean-Paul Chavas
  • Kwansoo Kim

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This article presents an econometric analysis of the effects of price floors on price dynamics and price volatility in a multimarket context. We investigate the implications of a government price-support program providing a censoring mechanism to the price determination process. The analysis uses a dynamic multivariate Tobit model under time-varying volatility. The model is applied to the U.S. dairy markets with a special focus on the effects of government price-support programs in a period of market liberalization. The econometric analysis provides useful information on the multimarket effects of price supports on price dynamics and price volatility. Copyright 2004, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its journal American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Volume (Year): 86 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 576-593

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Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:86:y:2004:i:3:p:576-593

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