Effects of Government Intervention with a Differentiated Oligopolistic Food Sector
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. ESO (Economics and Sociology Occasional Paper). No. 1807
This paper considers the effects of government policies when processed food markets are imperfectly competitive. Importantly, the effects differ between Bertrand and Cournot competition. In particular, although there is incomplete policy transmission to food prices, it is greater if firms follow Bertrand rather than Coumot strategies when products are differentiated.