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A new econometric test for asymmetric price adjustment by cointegration vector restrictions with an application to the U.S. and Dutch pork chains


  • Kuiper, W. Erno
  • Pennings, Joost M.E.
  • Verhees, Frans J.H.M.


A new test of asymmetric price adjustment is proposed on the basis of the super-consistent cointegrating vector estimator in the Johansen (1995) cointegrating procedure. The super-consistency makes the test robust to misspecifications in the short-run model. Application of the test to the price spreads in the Dutch and U.S. pork chains reveals that in the Netherlands wholesalers might obtain extra price margin as a consequence of asymmetric price adjustment vis-à-vis the farmers.

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  • Kuiper, W. Erno & Pennings, Joost M.E. & Verhees, Frans J.H.M., 2011. "A new econometric test for asymmetric price adjustment by cointegration vector restrictions with an application to the U.S. and Dutch pork chains," 2011 International Congress, August 30-September 2, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland 114685, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae11:114685

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    1. Sam Peltzman, 2000. "Prices Rise Faster than They Fall," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 108(3), pages 466-502, June.
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