This paper develops an econometric model capable of identifying the pattern of interdependent behavior among firms in an oligopolistic industry. The model is based on the necessary conditions for producer equilibrium which, for a firm in an oligopolistic market, include the firm's conjectural variations. The conjectural variations are unknown parameters. The production model is based on the translog production function. The domestic coffee roasting industry is analyzed. Industry and size class specific Cournot and equality hypotheses are tested. Interdependent behavior cannot be rejected.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics