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Asymmetry in price transmission in agricultural markets

  • Alain McLaren
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    This paper explores the asymmetries in price transmission from international to local markets. We expect the presence of large intermediaries in agricultural markets to lead to a stronger price transmission when international prices decline than when they rise. The empirical evidence confirms the presence of asymmetric price transmission consistent with the presence of large intermediaries with monopsony power.

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    Paper provided by Institut d'Economie et Econométrie, Université de Genève in its series Research Papers by the Institute of Economics and Econometrics, Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva with number 13102.

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    Length: 34 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:gen:geneem:13102
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