Market and Industry Projects

Reports Co-Authored by Zwick Center Members Related to Markets and Industries


Outreach Reports/Fact Sheets

Lopez, Rigoberto A., Plesha, Nataliya and Campbell, Benjamin. 2014. "Economic Impacts of Agriculture in Eight Northeastern States". Economic Effects of Agriculture in CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI & VT

Behe, Bridget, Campbell, Ben, Dennis, Jennifer, Hall, Charlie and Khachatryan, Hayk. 2014. "Help Your Customers Understand Green Words and Phrases". Helping Customers Understand Green Words & Phrases

Behe, Bridget, Campbell, Ben, Dennis, Jennifer, Hall, Charlie and Khachatryan, Hayk. 2014. "How to Know More About Your Online Audience". How to Know More About Online Audience

Behe, Bridget, Campbell, Ben, Dennis, Jennifer, Hall, Charlie and Khachatryan, Hayk. 2014. "How to Profit From Being Environmentally Friendly". How to Profit from Being Environmentally Friendly

Lopez, Rigoberto A., Rabinowitz, Adam N., Warner, Tammy and Campbell, Ben. 2012. "Estimates of Consumption of Locally-Grown Agricultural Products in Connecticut". Local Agricultural Product Consumption in CT

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2003. "Perspectives on Global Concentration and Public Policy". Global Concentration & Public Policy


Research Reports

Bravo-Ureta, Boris E., Jara-Rojas, Roberto, Lachaud, Michée A. and Moreira, Victor H. 2017. "A META ANALYSIS OF FARM EFFICIENCY: EVIDENCE FROM THE PRODUCTION FRONTIER LITERATURE". Farm Efficiency

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Tchumtchoua, Sylvie. 2010. "Optimal Brand and Generic Advertising Policies in a Dynamic Differentiated Product Oligopoly". Ad Policies & Product Oligopolies

Huang, Rui and Yang, Muzhe. 2010. "Buy What Is Advertised on Television? Evidence from Bans on Child-Directed Food Advertising". Food Ads for Children

Cohen, Michael A. 2010. "Determining the Impact of Retailer Store Brand Procurement on Vertical Relationships with Brand Manufacturers and on Market Equilibrium". Retail Store Brand Supply & Pricing

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2009. "Antitrust Economic Analysis in Food Marketing Channels". Antitrust Economic Analysis in Food Marketing Channels

Beelitz, Frederik. 2009. "Evaluating Coordinated Effects: An application to the US beer industry". Beer Industry Collusion

Horrace, William C., Huang, Rui and Perloff, Jeffery M. 2009. "Variety: Consumer Choice and Optimal Diversity". Consumer Choices

Berning, Joshua P., Chouinard, Hayley H., Manning, Kenneth C., McCluskey, Jill J. and Sprott, David E. 2009. "Identifying Consumer Preferences for Nutrition Information on Grocery Store Shelf Labels". Consumer Preferences for Nutrition Info

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Cohen, Michael A. 2009. "Assessing the Impact of Retailer Store Brand Presence on Manufacturer Brands in an Equilibrium Framework". Retail Products & Manufacturer Brand Prices

Huang, Rui and Perloff, Jeffrey M. 2009. "WIC Contract Spillover Effects". WIC Economic Effects

Rhodes, Charles. 2008. "Eye on Economics: A Conceptual Analysis of Farm Subsidies". Conceptual Analysis of Farm Subsidies

Xiao, Wei. 2008. "The Competitive and Welfare Effects of New Product Introduction: The Case of Crystal Pepsi". Crystal Pepsi Effects

Cohen, Michael A., Shaw, Philip and Chen, Tao. 2008. "Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Estimation in Practice". Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Estimation

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Cohen, Michael A. 2008. "The Impact of Retail Store Brands on Manufacturer Brands: A Generalization of Steiner’s Elasticity Model". Retail Store Brands vs Manufacturer Brands

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Bonanno, Alessandro. 2008. "Wal-Mart’s Monopsony Power in Local Labor Markets". Walmart Monopsony Power

Bonanno, Alessandro. 2008. "An Empirical Investigation of Wal-Mart’s Expansion into Food Retailing". Walmart's Food Retailing

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Bonanno, Alessandro. 2007. "Competition Effects of Supermarket Services". Competition Among Supermarkets

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2007. "The Evolution of the Political Economic Foundations of Competition Policy". Evolution of Political Economic Foundations of Competition Policy

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2007. "Market Definition and Market Power in the British Supermarket Industry". Market Power in British Supermarket Industry

Caswell, Julie A. and Joseph, Siny. 2007. "Consumer Demand for Quality: Major Determinant for Agricultural and Food Trade in the Future?". Quality in Agricultural & Food Trade

Tchumtchoua, Sylvie and Dey, Dipak K. 2007. "Semiparametric Bayesian Estimation of Random Coefficients Discrete Choice Models". Semiparametric Bayesian Estimation

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Bonanno, Alessandro. 2007. "Competition Effects of Supermarket Services". Supermarket Competition Effects

Tchumtchoua, Sylvie. 2006. "Estimation and Inference in Parametric Stochastic Frontier Models: A SAS/IML Procedure for a Bootstrap Method". Estimation and Inference in Parametric Stochastic Frontier Models

Cotterill, Ronald W., Tian, Li and Cohen, Michael. 2006. "Private Labels: Supermarket Chain Buyer Power in Action". Supermarket Chain Buyer

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2005. "Antitrust Analysis of Supermarket Retailing: Common Global Concerns that Play Out in Local Markets". Antitrust Analysis of Supermarket Retailing

Rojas, Christian and Peterson, Everett B. 2005. "Estimating Demand for Differentiated Products: The Case of Beer in the U.S." Beer Differentiated Products

Rojas, Christian. 2005. "Market Power and Price Competition in U.S. Brewing". Market Power & Price Competition in U.S. Brewing

Rojas, Christian. 2005. "Does the King Use Its Power? Price Competition in U.S. Brewing". Price Competition in U.S. Brewing

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Kim, Donghun. 2004. "Market Structure, Price Pass-Through and Welfare with Differentiated Products". Market Structure & Welfare with Differentiated Products

Rennhoff, Adam D. 2004. "Paying for Shelf Space: An Investigation of Merchandising Allowances in the Grocery Industry". Merchandising Allowances in Grocery Industry

Kim, Donghun. 2004. "Estimation of the effects of new brands On incumbents’ profits and consumer welfare: The U.S. Processed Cheese Market Case". New Brand Impacts on Profits & Welfare

Jakubson, George, Jeong, Kap-Young, Kim, Donghun and Masson, Robert T. 2004. "Oligopolistic “Agreement” and/or “Superiority”?: New Findings from New Methodologies and Data". Oligipoly Findings

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "An Antitrust Economic Analysis of Stop & Shop’s Proposed Acquisition of the Big V Shop Rite Supermarket Chain". Antitrust Economic Analysis of Stop & Shop's Acquisition of Shop Rite Chain

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "Comments on the Food Marketing Institutes’ Submission to the FTC Titled 'Supermarket Merger Investigations and Remedies' ". Comments on Supermarket Merger Investigations & Remedies

Lopez, Rigoberto A., Lopez, Elena and Azam, Azzeddine M. 2002. "Imperfect Competition and Total Factor Productivity Growth in U.S. Food Processing". Competition & Productivity Growth

Cotterill, Ronald W., Dhar, Tirtha P., Chavas, Jean-Paul and Gould, Brian W. 2002. "An Econometric Analysis of Brand Level Strategic Pricing Between Coca Cola and Pepsi Inc.". Econometric Analysis Coke & Pepsi Strategic Pricing

Dhar, Tirtha P., Chavas, Jean-Paul and Gould, Brian W. 2002. "An Empirical Assessment of Endogeneity Issues In Demand Analysis for Differentiated Products". Endogeneity Issues & Differentiated Products

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "The Predatory Impacts of the Ahold/Pathmark Offer to Buy the Big V ShopRite® Supermarket Chain". Predatory Impacts of Offer to Buy ShopRite Supermarket Chain

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Lirón-España, Carmen. 2001. "When is Concentration Beneficial?". Benefits of Market Concentration

Lopez, Rigoberto A. 2001. "Campaign Contributions and Agricultural Subsidies" Campaign Contributions & Agricultural Subsidies

Price, Gregory K. and Connor, John M. 2001. "Modeling Coupon Values for Ready-To-Eat Breakfast Cereals". Coupon Values for Breakfast Cereals

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Lopez, Elena. 2001. "The Impact of Imports On Price-Cost Margins: An Empirical Illustration". Imports on Price-Cost Margins

Lopez, Rigoberto A., Azzam, Azzedine M. and Lirón-España, Carmen. 2001. "Market Power and/or Efficiency: An Application to U.S. Food Processing". Oligopoly, Costs & Prices in Food-Processing Industries

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2000. "A Critique of the Current Food System". Critique of Current Food System

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Putsis Jr., William P. 2000. "Share, Price and Category Expenditure— Geographic Market Effects and Private Labels". Geographic Market Effects & Private Labels Share, Price & Category Expenditure

Cotterill, Ronald W. 2000. "Dynamic Explanations of Industry Structure and Performance". Industry Structure & Performance

Cotterill, Ronald W., Putsis Jr., William P. and Dhar, Ravi. 2000. "Market Share and Price Setting Behavior For Private Labels and National Brands". Market Share & Price Setting for Private Labels & National Brands

Rehber, Erkan. 2000. "Vertical Coordination in the Agro-Food Industry and Contract Farming: A Comparative Study of Turkey and the USA". Vertical Coordination in Agro-Food Industry & Contract Farming in US & Turkey

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1999. "An Antitrust Economic Analysis of the Proposed Acquisition of Supermarkets General Holdings Corporation by Ahold Acquisition Inc." Antitrust Economic Analysis of Proposed Acquistion of Supermarkets General Holdings Corp by Ahold Acquisition

Cotterill, Ronald W., Putsis, Jr., William P. and Dhar, Ravi. 1999. "Assessing the Competitive Interaction Between Private Labels and National Brands". Competitive Interaction Private Labels & National Brands

Cotterill, Ronald W., Dhar, Tirtha P. and Franklin, Andrew W. 1999. "Post Merger Price Conduct: A Case Study Of Pricing in Connecticut Markets After the 1996 Royal Ahold-Stop & Shop Merger". CT Market Pricing Post 1996 Royal-Ahold-Stop & Shop Merger

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1999. "How Will the Royal Ahold Purchase Of Pathmark Supermarkets Affect Prices?". Royal Ahold Purchase of Pathmark Supermarkets

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1999. "Continuing Concentration in Food Industries Globally: Strategic Challenges to an Unstable Status Quo". Strategic Challenges in Global Food IndustriesStrategic Challenges in Global Food Industries

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1999. "Continuing Concentration in the U.S.: Strategic Challenges to an Unstable Status Quo". Strategic Challenges in US

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1998. "Jawboning Cereal: The Campaign to Lower Cereal Prices". Camapaign to Lower Cereal Prices

Putsis, Jr., William P. 1998. "Empirical Analysis of Competitive Interaction In Food Product Categories". Competitive Interaction in Food Product Categories

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Peterson, Everett B. 1998. "Incorporating Flexible Demand Systems In Empirical Models of Market Power". Demand Systems in Empirical Models of Market Power

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Franklin, Andrew W. 1998. "An Estimation of Consumer Benefits From the Public Campaign To Lower Cereal Prices". Estimation of Consumer Benefits from Public Campaign to Lower Cereal Prices

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1998. "Estimation of Cost Pass Through to Michigan Consumers in the ADM Price Fixing Case". Estimation of Cost Pass Through to Michigan Consumer in ADM Price Fixing Case

Cotterill, Ronald W., Lubatkin, Michael H., Schulze, William S., and Mainkar, Avinash. 1998. "Towards a Post-Structural View of Competition: Three Cases of Horizontal Merger". Horizontal Merger Three Cases

Cotterill, Ronald W., Egan, Leonard and Buckhold, William. 1998. "Beyond Illinois Brick: The Law and Economics Of Cost Pass-Through in the ADM Price Fixing Case". Law & Economics of Cost Pass-Through in ADM Price Fixing Case

Nevo, Aviv. 1998. "Measuring Market Power In The Ready-To-Eat Cereal Industry". Market Power in Breakfast Cereal Industry

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Putsis, William P. 1998. "Testing the Theory: Vertical Strategic Interaction And Demand Functional Form". Vertical Strategic Interaction & Demand Functional Form

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Haller, Lawrence E. 1997. "An Econometric Analysis of the Demand for RTE Cereal: Product Market Definition and Unilateral Market Power Effects". Analysis of Demand for RTE Cereal

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1997. "Cheese Pricing in a Market Driven Environment". Cheese Pricing in Market Driven Environment

Caswell, Julie A. 1997. "What Labels Tell Us About How Foods Are Produced". Labels & What They Tell About How Foods Are Produced

Cotterill, Ronald A. 1997. "Policy Brief on the RTE Breakfast Cereal Industry". Policy Brief on RTE Breakfast Cereal Industry

Connor, John M. 1996. "Breakfast Cereals: The Extreme Food Industry". Breakfast Cereals - Extreme Food Industry

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Haller, Lawrence E. 1996. "Evaluating Traditional Share - Price and Residual Demand Measures of Market Power in the Catsup Industry". Demand Measure of Market Power in Catsup Industry

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1996. "High Cereal Prices and the Prospects for Relief by Expansion of Private Label and Antitrust Enforcement". High Cereal Pricing & Enforcement

Kahn, Alfred E. 1996. "Statement on the Breakfast Cereals Industry". Statement on Breakfast Cereals Industry

Haller, Lawrence E. 1995. "Food Cooperatives". Food Cooperatives

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Franklin, Andrew W. 1995. "The Urban Grocery Store Gap". Urban Grocery Store Gap

Cotterill, Ronald W., Haller, Lawrence E. and Franklin, Andrew W. 1994. "Harvesting and Tacit Collusion in the Breakfast Cereal Industry: A Case Study of Nabisco Shredded Wheat and Post Grape Nuts". Breakfast Cereal Industry Harvesting & Collusion

Marion, Bruce W. and Geithman, Frederick E. 1994. "Concentration-Price Relations in Regional Fed Cattle Markets". Concentration-Price Relations in Regional Fed Cattle Markets

Rogers, Richard T. 1993. "Selling It, Co-op Advertising Lags Behind Private Sector Food Companies". Ad Lags Behind Private Sector Food Companies

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Brock, James W. 1993. "Antitrust Policy". Antitrust Policy

Haller, Lawrence E. 1992. "Branded Product Marketing Strategies in the Cottage Cheese Market: Cooperative versus Proprietary Firms". Branded Product Marketing in Cottage Cheese Market

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1992. The Changing Structure and Performance of the Food Distribution System: Implications for Low Income Urban Consumers". Changing Structure & Performance of Food Distribution System & Impacts on Low Income Urban Consumers

Zellner, James. 1992. "Orange Juice: A Private Label Product for the Nineties?" Orange Juice Private Label Product for Nineties

Durham, Catherine A. 1991. "The Empirical Analysis of Oligopsony in Agricultural Markets: Residual Supply Estimation in California's Processing Tomato Market". Empirical Analysis of Oligopsony - Supply Estimation in CA Tomato Processing Market

Cotterill, Ronald W. 1991. "Food Retailing: Mergers, Leveraged Buyouts, and Performance". Food Retailing

Cotterill, Ronald W. and Haller, Lawrence E. 1991. "Determinants of Entry: A Study of Leading U.S. Supermarket Chain Entry Patterns". Leading US Supermakret Chain Entry Patterns

Perloff, Jeffery M. and Carlton, Dennis W. 1989. "The Economics of Information". Economics of Info


Working Paper Series

Wilson, Norbert L. W., Zheng, Yuqing, Burney, Shaheer and Kaiser, Harry M. 2017. "Do Grocery (Food Sales) Taxes Cause Food Insecurity?" Grocery & Food Sales Taxes & Food Insecurity

Zheng, Yuqing, Dong, Diansheng, Burney, Shaheer and Kaiser, Harry M. 2017. "Eat at Home or Away from Home? The Role of Grocery and Restaurant Food Sales Taxes" Grocery & Restaurant Food Sales Taxes

Lopez, Rigoberto A., Zheng, Hualu, and Azam, Azzeddine. 2015. "Oligopoly Power in the Food Industries Revisited: A Stochastic Frontier Approach". Food Industry Oligopolies

Lopez. Rigoberto A., He, Xi and Liu, Yizao. 2015. "Substitution between Online and Offline Advertising: Evidence from the Carbonated Soft Drink Industry". Online Offline Ads for Soda

Towe, Charles, Adalja, Aaron, Hansen, James and Tselepidakis, Elina. 2014. "An Examination of Consumer Willingness to Pay for Local Products". Consumer Pay for Local Products

Fiala, Nathan. 2014. "Economic Consequences of Forced Displacement". Displacement & its Effects

Fiala, Nathan. 2014. "Skills in the Marketplace: Market Equilibrium, Personality and Ability in a Field-Based Experiment". World Economic Markets

Patalinghug, Jason C. 2013. "The Effect of Advertising and In-Store Promotion on the Demand for Chocolate". Chocolate Demand & Ads

Swallow, Stephen K., Liu, Pengfei and Anderson, Christopher M. 2013. "Threshold Level Public Goods Provision with Multiple Units: Experimental Effects of Disaggregated Groups with Rebates". Public Goods Economics

Lopez, Rigoberto A., Liu, Yizao and Zhu, Chen. 2013. "Spillover and Competitive Effects of Advertising in the Carbonated Soft Drink Market".  Soft Drink Market

Cohen, Michael and Huang, Rui. 2012. "Corporate Social Responsibility for Kids’ Sake: A Dynamic Model of Firm Participation". CSR for Kids

Rui, Huaxia, Liu, Yizao and Whinston, Andrew. 2012. "Whose and What Chatter Matters? The Effect of Tweets on Movie Sales". Effects of Tweets on Movie Sales

Cohen, Michael and Rabinowitz, Adam N. 2012. "An Empirical Analysis of Equilibrium Pricing and Advertising in the Ready-To-Eat Cereal Market". Equilibrium Pricing & Ads in Cereal Market

Cohen, Michael and Rysman, Marc. 2012. "Payment choice with consumer panel data". Grocery Store Payment Choices

Berning, Joshua P., Huang, Rui and Rabinowitz, Adam. 2012. "An Evaluation of Government and Industry Proposed Restrictions on Television Advertising of Breakfast Cereals to Children". TV Ads for Children's Breakfast Cereals

Cohen, Michael, Huang, Rui and Zhu, Chen. 2012. "The Use of Voluntary Marketing Initiatives to Improve the Nutritional Profile of Kids Cereals". Voluntary Marketing Initiatives in Improving Nutritional Profile of Kids Cereals

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Matschke, Xenia. 2011. "Home Bias in U.S. Beer Consumption". Beer Consumption

Swallow, Stephen K., Liu, Pengfei and Anderson, Christopher. 2011. "Assessing a Provision Game for Two Units of a Public Good, With Different Group Arrangements, Marginal Benefits, and Rebate Rules: Experimental Evidence". Public Goods Provision

Lopez, Rigoberto A. and Liu, Xiaoou. 2011. "Entry of Wal-Mart Supercenters and Supermarkets’ Profit Margins". Supermarkets

Liu, Yizao. 2010. "Gasoline Prices, Fuel Economy Efficiency And Automobile Replacement Dynamics". Fuel Economy


Cotterill, Ronald W. and Tian, Li. 2004. "The Theory of Price Collars: The Linking of Prices in a Market Channel to Redress the Exercise of Market Power". Markets & Pricing