Effects of the Vitamins Cartels

Part of the Studies in Industrial Organization book series (SIOR, volume 26)

The consuming public has a high regard for the benefits and efficacy of vitamins. There is something particularly reprehensible about price-fixing schemes that affect products destined for vulnerable populations. Children, pregnant or lactating mothers, the sick, and the elderly often need supplementary vitamins to achieve full health. These groups, as well as practically every household, ultimately paid the price of price fixing in vitamins. The purpose of this section is to document as precisely as possible the extent of these economic injuries.


Price Effect Beta Carotene Transaction Price Profit Rate Guilty Plea 
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