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Intercommodity Price Transmittal: Analysis of Food Markets in Ghana

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Much of the literature on market integration in developing countries focuses on spatial price differentials for a single commodity. This study adapts M. Ravallion's (1986) model of dynamic integration to a multicommodity framework. Moreover, it uses cointegration models to explore how a single market uses information about prices of one commodity to form the price of a second. The two approaches then test different aspects of market efficiency. Jointly they indicate functional, albeit imperfect, intercommodity price transmittal in a West African setting. Copyright 1993 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Alderman, Harold, 1993. "Intercommodity Price Transmittal: Analysis of Food Markets in Ghana," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 55(1), pages 43-64, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:55:y:1993:i:1:p:43-64
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