Hyytinen, A., Steen, F., & Toivanen, O. (2018). Cartels Uncovered. American Economic Journal : Microeconomics, 10 (4), 190-222. doi:10.1257/mic.20160326
Published inAmerican Economic Journal : Microeconomics
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How many cartels are there, and how long do they live? The answers to these questions are important in assessing the need for competition policy. We present a Hidden Markov Model that takes into account that often it is not known whether a cartel exists or not. We take the model to data from a period of legal cartels—Finnish manufacturing industries 1951–1990. Our estimates suggest that once born, cartels are persistent; by the end of the period, almost all industries were cartelized.
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