Aluminum Market Dislocation: Evidence, Incentives and Reform
Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz
Global Economics Group, LLC; New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics
September 20, 2013
Are major aluminum players colluding to drive up the price of this metal, crucial to the production of everything from beer cans to airplanes? A first look at the empirical evidence, combined with an analysis of the structure and incentives in this market, suggests that this possibility is worth the authorities’ attention. At the least, reform in this market seems to be in order.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Aluminum, Warehousing, Financial Regulation, Reform, Conspiracies, Manipulations, Incentives, Market Structure, Screens
JEL Classification: C10, G15, G21, K21, K23
Date posted: September 22, 2013 ; Last revised: September 23, 2013
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