Training - Market Concentration and Market Power in Food Industries, 5-7 July 2016, Yerevan

Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016

Deadline: Jul 03, 2016

Event Dates: from Jul 05, 2016 12:00 to Jul 07, 2016 12:00

The ICARE - International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education

invites you to participate in a training on

Market Concentration and Market Power in Food Industries


Dr. Vardges Hovhannisyan

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming Laramie, WY, United States,


The 3-day training will take place on July 5, 6, and 7.

18:30 - 20:30, Yerevan time (this includes a coffee break). For details, see agenda below.




The major objective of this course is to establish the relationship between market concentration and firm market power (the ability to profitably set price above marginal cost) in food industries. In doing so it draws heavily on the existing empirical studies on Industrial Organization. This course will further briefly describe and compare the various techniques for estimating market power, and the effects of rising market concentration on food prices. Several example studies will be presented in each section to illustrate the use of the econometric techniques.


Business professionals, researchers, current students


Lectures and practice examples


At the end of the training, the trainees will have a basic understanding of firm market power and implications thereof in food industries. They will also be able to identify market power-related issues and problems and will be exposed to econometric techniques that can be used to analyze market power.


Day 1       

  • Training Overview, Learning Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Market concentration and market power
  • How to measure market concentration (Lerner Index)
  • What is market power, and what proxies are used to measure market power
  • Consequences of rising market power in food industries
  • The relationship between market concentration and firm market power

Day 2       

  • Market structure, firm behavior and market power
  • Example studies on measuring the effects of market structure on firm behavior and market power

Day 3       

  • Recent methods for analyzing market power
  • New Empirical Industrial Organization (NEIO), Example studies\
  • Most recent developments in estimating market power, Example studies
  • Panel data techniques for evaluating market power, Example studies


The training is free of charge. Upon successful completion of the training, the participants will be awarded a certificate of participation. To qualify for the certificate, participants must be present in all the sessions.


If interested, please register for the training by filling out the registration form (in English).

(the link is available in online versions of this announcement on ICARE Web and FB pages) and email it to the ICARE Administrative Assistant Mrs. Arpine Arakelyan at Registration deadline is July 3, 24:00. Due to limited seating only shortlisted applicants will be notified for participation. A notification on screening results will be sent to all candidates by July 4, 18:00.


If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Aprine Arakelyan at, or call at 098 106-105.

Similar Opportunities



Host Countries


Event Types