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Record number 349704
Title Market performance of potato auctions in Bhutan
Author(s) Tilburg, A. van; Kuiper, W.E.; Swinkels, R.
Department(s) Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
Development Economics Group
MGS
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2006
Abstract Market performance with respect to a main horticultural export commodity in Bhutan is the subject of this paper. Imperfections in (market) infrastructure and market structure and conduct may prevent an optimal price for farmers. Market performance is assessed by testing the law of one price for this commodity. This is done by testing three series of auction price data on both long-run and short-run price integration. It is concluded that auction prices were interrelated both in the long and short run with one of the three auctions as the price-leading market. Policy implications are suggested. Keywords: Auctions; Bhutan; Law of one price; Market performance; Potato marketing JEL Classification: C22, L1, M31, O1, Q13
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