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Aluminum Market Dislocation: Evidence, Incentives and Reform

16 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2013 Last revised: 23 Sep 2013

Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz

Global Economics Group, LLC; New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Department of Economics

Date Written: September 20, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Aluminum, Warehousing, Financial Regulation, Reform, Conspiracies, Manipulations, Incentives, Market Structure, Screens

JEL Classification: C10, G15, G21, K21, K23

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Abrantes-Metz, Rosa M., Aluminum Market Dislocation: Evidence, Incentives and Reform (September 20, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2328902 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2328902

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