AN ANALYSIS OF MARKET STRUCTURE AND PRICING IN THE FLORIDA CELERY INDUSTRY

The pricing behavior of the Florida celery industry under the current federal marketing order was examined by analyzing the implied market structure of the industry using a model proposed by Appelbaum. Point estimates of the oligopoly power index suggest that some degree of price enhancement above that which would be characterized by a perfectly competitive market may have occurred. However, the bulk of statistical evidence suggests that the departure from marginal cost pricing implied by the industry's pricing behavior is not statistically significant.


Issue Date:
1988-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/29272
Published in:
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 20, Number 2
Page range:
35-44
Total Pages:
10




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