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Multimarket contact and pricing: Evidence from the U.S. cement industry


  • Jans, Ivette
  • Rosenbaum, David I.


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  • Jans, Ivette & Rosenbaum, David I., 1997. "Multimarket contact and pricing: Evidence from the U.S. cement industry," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 15(3), pages 391-412, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:indorg:v:15:y:1997:i:3:p:391-412

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