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Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 87–108 | Cite as

Market Structure and Market Performance

  • Stephen MartinEmail author
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Abstract

I review studies of the determinants of market performance in the aircraft, passenger airline, supermarket, liner shipping, and hospital industries, and of mergers and market performance in markets for fast food, soft drinks, and retail gasoline. Common factors are that more competitive market structures accompany better market performance, and that firm conduct and industry-specific factors play independent roles.

Keywords

Market structure Competition Performance 

JEL Classification

L11 L13 L41 

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  1. 1.Department of Economics, Krannert School of ManagementPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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