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Conspiracy at the Pump


Can Erutku


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Vincent A. Hildebrand


York University - Department of Economics; CEPS/INSTEAD


Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 53, 2010

Abstract:     
Based on evidence of price-fixing, the Competition Bureau targeted in May of 2006 retail gasoline outlets in some local markets in the province of Quebec. In June 2008, criminal charges were laid against many individuals and companies operating in those local markets. We employ a differences-in-differences approach to determine whether the public announcement of the antitrust investigation triggered a reaction in one of the targeted market. We find that the price in the targeted market fell by 1.75 cents per liter after the public announcement of the investigation. We also briefly discuss how well the Stiglerian theory of collusion performs in this real-world conspiracy.

Keywords: Gasoline, Price-Fixing, Differences-in-Differencesma separated

JEL Classification: L11, L41, Q40

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Date posted: January 15, 2009  

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Erutku, Can and Hildebrand, Vincent A., Conspiracy at the Pump. Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 53, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1328109

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Can Erutku (Contact Author)
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Vincent Alexandre Hildebrand
York University - Department of Economics ( email )
363 York Hall
Glendon College
Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M6
Canada
416-736-2100 x 88591 (Phone)
416-487-6852 (Fax)
CEPS/INSTEAD ( email )
B.P.48
Differdange, L-4620
Luxembourg
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