Thursday, November 13, 2014
Bor, Ozgur (Atilim University/Department of Economics), Ismihan, Mustafa (Atilim University/Department of Economics) and Bayaner, Ahmet (Akdeniz University/Department of Management) describe Price Asymmetry in Farm-Retail Price Transmission in the Turkish Dairy Market.
ABSTRACT: This study investigates the price asymmetry in farm-retail price transmission in the Turkish milk market. An asymmetric error correction model is applied on the monthly price data, and the results suggest that there is a positive price asymmetry in the farm-retail price transmission in the Turkish dairy market. That is, the retail prices tend to adjust more quickly to the input price increases than to its decreases which yield welfare losses to the consumers. In addition, cointegration results imply that there is a significant market power in the dairy market.