Implications of Increased Regional Concentration and Oligopsonistic Coordination in the Beef Packing Industry
This article proposes an oligopsony pricing model for projecting the effects of increased concentration or oligopsonistic coordination in beef packing using simulation methods. The model combines an explicit behavioral theory of packing firms with an attempt to respect the regional scope of cattle procurement markets. Our results indicate less danger of falling cattle prices, as a result of increase packer concentration or coordination, than do results from conventional econometric studies.
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|Date of creation:||01 Dec 1991|
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|Publication status:||Published in Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1991, vol. 16 no. 2, pp. 374-381|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Iowa State University, Dept. of Economics, 260 Heady Hall, Ames, IA 50011-1070|
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