Screening for collusion: A spatial statistics approach

Pim Heijnen*, Marco A. Haan, Adriaan R. Soetevent

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We develop a method to screen for local cartels. We first test whether there is statistical evidence of clustering of outlets that score high on some characteristic that is consistent with collusive behavior. If so, we determine in a second step the most suspicious regions where further antitrust investigation would be warranted. We apply our method to build a variance screen for the Dutch gasoline market.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)417-448
Aantal pagina's32
TijdschriftJournal of Economic Geography
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
Vroegere onlinedatum10-mei-2014
StatusPublished - 2015

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