Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 37–58 | Cite as

Market Diversion and Market Power: California Eggs

  • William J. Allender
  • Timothy J. Richards


Allegations of price-fixing by US egg producers maintain that the industry’s strategic use of export programs softens competition in the domestic market. This study provides an empirical investigation into these allegations using retail market data from a specific California retail market. Our findings suggest that the antitrust complaints have economic merit, but the deviations from competitive behavior are small.


Antitrust investigation Eggs Game theory Nested logit Empirical industrial organization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness, W. P. Carey School of BusinessArizona State UniversityMesaUSA

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