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Price Discrimination in the Context of Vertical Differentiation: An Application to Canadian Wheat Exports

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  • Nathalie Lavoie
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    The ability of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) to price discriminate in wheat exports is examined. The conceptual model shows that the CWB's ability to exploit cost differences in pricing depends on the extent of differentiation between Canadian and U.S. wheat. This model is implemented using monthly confidential price data for exports to four markets from 1982 to 1994. The empirical results support the conclusions that (1) the CWB has market power emerging from product differentiation, (2) the CWB price discriminates across export markets, and (3) Alchian—Allen effects are important in pricing in markets valuing quality such as Japan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2005, 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): 87 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 835-854

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:ajagec:v:87:y:2005:i:4:p:835-854

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    5. Gallardo, Rosa Karina & Lusk, Jayson L. & Holcomb, Rodney B., 2008. "Effect of Publicly Released Quality Information for US Hard Red Winter Wheat on Mexican Millers' Welfare," 2008 Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2008, Dallas, Texas 6869, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    6. Tamini, Lota D., 2012. "Optimal quality choice under uncertainty on market development," MPRA Paper 40845, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Luckstead, Jeff & Devadoss, Stephen & Mittelhammer, Ron C., 2013. "Strategic Trade Policies in the U.S. Orange Juice Market: Competition between Florida and São Paulo," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 149668, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    8. Lavoie, Nathalie, 2002. "Price Discrimination in the Context of Vertical Differentiation: An Application to Canadian Wheat Exports," Research Reports 25210, University of Connecticut, Food Marketing Policy Center.
    9. Ramos, Maria Priscila, 2007. "Politique Commerciale, Qualité et Environnement: une Application aux Négociations Commerciales entre l’Union Européenne et le Mercosur," MPRA Paper 12640, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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