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In which industries is collusion more likely? Evidence from the UK

Symeonidis, G (2003) 'In which industries is collusion more likely? Evidence from the UK.' Journal of Industrial Economics, 51 (1). 45 - 74. ISSN 0022-1821

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Abstract

I examine the factors facilitating or hindering collusion using a comprehensive data set on the incidence of price-fixing across UK manufacturing industries in the 1950s. The econometric results suggest that collusion is more likely the higher the degree of capital intensity and less likely in advertising-intensive than in low-advertising industries. There is also some evidence of a non-monotonic relationship between market growth and the likelihood of collusion. There is no clear link between concentration and the incidence of collusion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 10:28
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:08
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3689

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