Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1991

Journal or Book Title

Western Journal of Agricultural Economics

Volume

16

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

374

Last Page

381

Abstract

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 increased packer concentration or coordination, than do results from conventional econometric studies.

Comments

This is an article from Western Journal of Agricultural Economics 16 (1991): 374. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Western Agricultural Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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