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Competition and Antitrust Analysis in Retail Food Markets

Research and Publications

updated 12/12/06

On October 9, 2006, Professor Ronald W. Cotterill was an invited participant at an economic roundtable meeting on grocery markets at the UK Competition Commission. A transcript and other related material are available on the Competition Commission web site.
Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "An Antitrust Economic Analysis of Stop & Shop's Proposed Acquisition of the Big V ShopRite Supermarket Chain." February. RR#63.pdf (RR#63 PDF file, 37 pages, 161 K)
Cotterill, Ronald W. 2002. "The Predatory Impacts of the Ahold/Pathmark Offer to Buy the Big V ShopRite Supermarket Chain." University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. May. RR#64.pdf (RR#64 PDF file, 27 pages, 99K)
Food Trade News Wakefern Officially Acquires Big V ShopRites Vol. 56 No. 7 July 2002:4
PRNewswire Bankruptcy Court Confirms Plan of Reorganization For Big V Supermarkets, Inc. June 27, 2002
Yu, Chih-Ching, and John M. Connor. 2002. The Price-Concentration Relationship in Grocery Retailing: Retesting Newmark. Forthcoming Agribusiness 18(4).
Franklin, Andrew W. 2001. The Impact of Wal-Mart Supercenters on Supermarket Concentration in U.S. Metropolitan Areas. Agribusiness 17(1):105-114.
Cotterill, Ronald W., William P. Putsis, Jr., and Ravi Dhar. 2000.  Assessing the Competitive Interaction Between Private Labels and National Brands. Journal of Business 73(1):109-137.
Cotterill, Ronald W. and William P. Putsis Jr. 2000. Market Share and Price Setting Behavior for Private Labels and National Brands. Review of Industrial Organization 17:17-39.
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Cotterill, Ronald W. 1999. "An Antitrust Economic Analysis of the Proposed Acquisition of Supermarkets General Holdings Corporation by Ahold Acquisitions Inc." University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.   RR#46.pdf  (RR#46 PDF file, 40 pages 180K)
Cotterill, Ronald W., Tirtha P. Dhar, and Andrew W. Franklin. 1999. "PostMerger Price Conduct: A Case Study of Pricing in Connecticut Markets After the 1996 Royal Ahold-Stop & Shop Merger." University of Connecticut,Storrs, CT. October.   RR#47.pdf (RR#47 PDF file, 32 pages, 264K)
Cotterill, Ronald W. 1999. "How Will the Royal Ahold Purchase of Pathmark Supermarkets Affect Prices?" August.   IP19.pdf  (PDF file, 22 pages, 74K)
Cotterill, Ronald W. 1999. "Continuing Concentration in the US.: Strategic Challenges to an Unstable Status Quo." University of Connecticut, Storrs,CT. August.   RR#48.pdf    (RR#48 PDF file, 27 pages, 166K)
Cotterill, Ronald W. 1999. "Continuing Concentration in Food Industries Globally: Strategic Challenges to an Unstable Status Quo." University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. October.   RR#49.pdf (RR#49 PDF file, 35 pages, 245K)
Cotterill, Ronald W. 1999. Market Power and the Demsetz Quality Critique: An Evaluation for Food Retailing.  Agribusiness 15(1):101-118.
Cotterill and Haller. Barrier and Queue Effects: A Study of Leading Us Supermarket Chain Entry Patterns,  Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 40, No. 4, Dec., 1992 pp. 427-440
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