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Mandatory Livestock Price Reporting, Market Transparency and Grid Price Dispersion

Scott Fausti (), Bashir A. Qasmi, Jing Li and Matthew Diersen ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Jing Li () and Li Jing ()

No 37833, 2008 Annual Meeting, June 23-24, 2008, Big Sky, Montana from Western Agricultural Economics Association

Abstract: Mandatory livestock price reporting (MPR) was implemented in April 2001. Empirical evidence indicates a significant change in the weekly variability of publicly reported fed cattle grid premiums and discounts occurred after MPR implementation. We evaluated the effect of increased market transparency resulting from implementation of MPR on grid premium and discount dispersion lelvels. Empirical results suggest that increased trransparency is compatible with either an increase or a decrease in dispersion. These results suggest that during the pre-MPR periods, the weekly premium and discount point estimators were derived from a non-representative sample.

Keywords: Demand and Price Analysis; Livestock Production/Industries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 25
Date: 2008-06
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.37833

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