An Analysis of the Regional Trends in Concentration and Inequality in the Cement Industry of India
Jayanta Nath Mukhopadhyaya
Globsyn Business School
Jadavpur University - Department of Economics
April 23, 2011
In the present paper we analyze the impact of economic liberalization on regional pattern of growth in cement industry of India in terms of regional inequality as well as concentration for the period 1989-2006 following Cement Manufacturers’ Association’s division of four regions. To this end we use Gini coefficient to study the regional inequality and Herfindahl index to study concentration. We also investigate whether the demand or the supply side factors are more responsible for the changing regional patterns of growth.
Keywords: decontrol, cement, Inequality, concentration, Gini, Herfindahl Index
JEL Classification: L61,L98,O14,O18,O33working papers series
Date posted: May 8, 2011
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