Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87556
Authors: 
Heijnen, Pim
Haan, Marco A.
Soetevent, Adriaan R.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 12-058/1
Abstract: 
We develop a method to screen for local cartels. We first test whether there is statistical evidence of clustering of outlets that score high on some characteristic that is consistent with collusive behavior. If so, we determine in a second step the most suspicious regions where further antitrust investigation would be warranted. We apply our method to build a variance screen for the Dutch gasoline market.
Subjects: 
collusion
variance screen
spatial statistics
K-function
JEL: 
C11
D40
L12
L41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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