nep-ind New Economics Papers
on Industrial Organization
Issue of 2005‒01‒09
two papers chosen by
Kwang Soo Cheong
Johns Hopkins University

  1. U.S. Domestic Airline Pricing, 1995-2004 By Severin Borenstein
  2. THE NIGERIAN SUGAR INDUSTRY(1960 - 1987) By DR. GODWIN CHUKWUDUM NWAOBI

  1. By: Severin Borenstein (E.T. Grether Professor of Business & Public Policy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley)
    Abstract: Between 1995 and 2004, I find that airline prices fell more than 20% adjusted for inflation. I also show that premia at hub airports declined and that there is now substantially less disparity between the cheaper and more expensive airports than there was a decade ago. Still, I find that prices remain quite high at a few dominated airports.
    Keywords: Airline Competition, Airline Hubs, Price Indices
    JEL: L13 L93 E31
    Date: 2005–01–06
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0501006&r=ind
  2. By: DR. GODWIN CHUKWUDUM NWAOBI (QUANTITATIVE ECONOMIC RESEARCH BUREAU, NIGERIA)
    Abstract: THE CONCEPT OF AN INDUSTRY IS IMPORTANT FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. HERE, WE DEFINE SUGAR INDUSTRY AS GROUP OF FIRMS PRODUCING SUGAR THAT ARE CLOSE SUBSTITUTES BY THE USE OF IDENTICAL PRODUCTION PROCESSES AND RAW MATERIALS. HOWEVER, SUGAR INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA WAS STILL IN ITS PIONEERING STAGE. THIS PAPER THEREFORE ARGUES THAT THE STRUCTURE AND ORIENTATION OF NIGERIAN SUGAR INDUSTRY HAVE NOT INDUCED GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AND THUS A MORE URGENT ATTENTION WAS NEEDED FROM THE POLICY MAKERS AND GOVERNMENT TO CHECK THE OBSERVED UGLY SITUATION.
    Keywords: NIGERIA, SUGAR, INDUSTRY, PRODUCTION, PRICING POLICY, DISTRIBUTION, TECHNIQUES, MARKET STRUCTURE, GOVERNMENT, INCENTIVES
    JEL: D40 L10 L60 M00
    Date: 2005–01–02
    URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0501001&r=ind

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