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By F.M. Scherer (auth.), David B. Audretsch, John J. Siegfried (eds.)

Empirical stories in business Organization brings jointly best students who current cutting-edge learn within the spirit of the structure-conduct-performance paradigm embodied within the paintings of Leonard W. Weiss.
the person chapters are as a rule empirically or public coverage orientated. a few them introduce new assets of information that, mixed with the applying of acceptable econometric options, let new breakthroughs and insights on concerns hotly debated within the commercial association literature. for instance, 5 of the chapters are committed in the direction of uncovering the hyperlink among industry focus and pricing habit. whereas theoretical types have produced ambiguous predictions about the dating among focus and cost those chapters, which span a couple of diverse markets and occasions, supply unequivocal proof excessive point of marketplace focus has a tendency to bring about the next point of costs. 3 of the chapters discover the impression of industry constitution on construction potency, and 3 different chapters specialize in the function of business association on public coverage.
members contain David B. Audretsch, Richard E. Caves, Mark J. Roberts, F.M. Scherer, John J. Siegfried and Hideki Yamawaki.

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The same pattern is evident in the price of rolls. 5 cents per pound Table 1. Summary Statistics: Output Prices and Average Variable Cost (standard error of the mean in parentheses) Average Variable Cost Price of Rolls Price of Bread Number of rival plants in primary service area Number of observations Mean (st. error) Number of observations Mean (st. error) Number of observations Mean (st. 006) ~101 Total More than 10 rivals Prices and average variable cost measured as S per lb. 22 as the number of competitors increases from zero to two.

The later two periods represent much shorter intervals during which interest rates did not change markedly. It is common in studies of the banking industry to treat Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSAs) and non-MSA counties as local banking markets. 4 This practice, as it applies to MSAs, will be followed in this paper. Because counties are felt to be less reliable in defining rural markets and because of possible complications introduced by urban and rural differences, samples will be restricted to banking organizations operating in MSAs.

23, thereafter falling somewhat. Note that because of the paucity of observations at high levels of concentration, confidence intervals relevant to high levels of concentration are quite wide. Taken literally, these results suggest that concentration can make a difference of approximately fifty basis points. 18, noted in the guidelines as the beginning of the range considered "highly concentrated" and in which mergers are subject to stiffer approval standards. The decline in rates registered at the highest levels of concentration is surprising and will be examined in a different context below.

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