Market diversion and market power: California eggs

William J. Allender, Timothy Richards

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-58
Number of pages22
JournalReview of Industrial Organization
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010


  • Antitrust investigation
  • Eggs
  • Empirical industrial organization
  • Game theory
  • Nested logit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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