The NYT on the economics of beer giants


Despite the explosion in micro and craft brewers in the United States since the late 1970’s, their biggest brewers are stronger than ever. The New York Time’s Adam Davidson explores the worry that Anheuser-Busch InBev, the conglomerate that owns Bud, is on the cusp of becoming an abusive monopoly,” in reference to concerns about its takeover of Groupo Modelo, which owns Corona.

And what is most interesting about this article on what is essentially big brewer economics, is that somewhere, deep inside the United States Justice Department, there are a bunch of economics geeks looking at the price of a beer and applying game theory to the way the big brewers price their beer — and just what they might do next.

Head to the New York Times article “Are We in Danger of a Beer Monopoly?” here.

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