Estimation of competitive conduct when firms are efficiently colluding: addressing the Corts critique Academic Article uri icon


  • I address a recent critique by Corts (1999) who finds that traditional approaches in New Empirical Industrial Organization to estimate the competitive conduct in an oligopoly market can yield inconsistent estimates of the conduct parameter if firms are engaged in efficient collusion. This article derives a general empirical model that allows consistent estimation of the conduct parameter that is robust to efficient collusion. 2009 Taylor & Francis.

published proceedings

  • Applied Economics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Puller, S. L.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Puller, Steven L

publication date

  • September 2009