Evaluating the integration of contiguous discontinuous markets

Roger A Dahlgran, Steven C. Blank

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This paper applies the concepts of structural models of markets, market integration, and market discontinuity to show that discontinuous markets alter the integration characteristics of continuous markets. When analyzing systems of contiguous markets, some of which are discontinuous, it appears that the continuous markets are less well integrated when the discontinuous markets are operating than when they are not operating.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-479
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992



  • Alfalfa hay
  • Continuous markets
  • Discontinuous markets
  • Integration tests
  • Spatial market integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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