Agricultural Economics Department

 

Date of this Version

February 2002

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Published in Cornhusker Economics, 02/06/2002. Produced by the Cooperative Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
http://www.agecon.unl.edu/Cornhuskereconomics.html

Abstract

Whether rising concentration in the food processing industry leads to higher or lower food prices depends on the relative strengths of the market power effect (higher food prices), and the efficiency effect (lower or higher production costs) associated with rising concentration.

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