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Title: Government regulation of competition in the food industry

Abstract

The effect of antitrust laws on the food industry is examined in terms of enforecement patterns, competitive trends in the industry, and a comparison with experiences of other countries. Although the antitrust laws have focused on those firms that compete most successfully, it has helped to preserve competition among industries whose products have little differentiation. Several suggestions are made for making antitrust policies more effective, such as prompt public information about large firms through Federal chartering or some other means, more control of advertising through trademark licensing or cost ceilings on advertising for some products, alternatives to divestiture that will weaken conglomerate power by limiting mergers and activities, and broadening markets through electronic exchanges. 21 references.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6276102
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Am. J. Agric. Econ.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; FOOD INDUSTRY; COMPETITION; REGULATIONS; ANTITRUST REVIEW; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; INDUSTRY; LEGAL ASPECTS; 290400* - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Resources; 293000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation

Citation Formats

Marion, B.W. Government regulation of competition in the food industry. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2307/1239523.
Marion, B.W. Government regulation of competition in the food industry. United States. doi:10.2307/1239523.
Marion, B.W. Thu . "Government regulation of competition in the food industry". United States. doi:10.2307/1239523.
@article{osti_6276102,
title = {Government regulation of competition in the food industry},
author = {Marion, B.W.},
abstractNote = {The effect of antitrust laws on the food industry is examined in terms of enforecement patterns, competitive trends in the industry, and a comparison with experiences of other countries. Although the antitrust laws have focused on those firms that compete most successfully, it has helped to preserve competition among industries whose products have little differentiation. Several suggestions are made for making antitrust policies more effective, such as prompt public information about large firms through Federal chartering or some other means, more control of advertising through trademark licensing or cost ceilings on advertising for some products, alternatives to divestiture that will weaken conglomerate power by limiting mergers and activities, and broadening markets through electronic exchanges. 21 references.},
doi = {10.2307/1239523},
journal = {Am. J. Agric. Econ.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 61:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}