Polish cement industry cartel- preliminary examination of collusion existence

The paper is devoted to a case of a cartel in Polish cement industry. Short description of the industry and characteristics of the cartel with its fundamental illegal practices, market sharing and price fixing have been done. We focused on examination of possibility of detection of a cartellike behavior of players in an industry on a basis of cartel markers’ evaluation, using statistical data we can actually obtain. On a basis of examination of market shares of players and price/supply processes we found distinctive, theoretically motivated patterns characteristic for collusive equilibrium in an industry.


Issue Date:
2011-01
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/204188
Published in:
Business and Economic Horizons, Volume 04, Issue 1
Business and Economic Horizons
Page range:
88-107
Total Pages:
20
JEL Codes:
L13; L41; L60
Series Statement:
4
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