Identification of Supply Models of Retailer and Manufacturer Oligopoly Pricing
AbstractThis note outlines conditions under which we can identify a vertical supply model of multiple retailersâ€™ and manufacturersâ€™ oligopoly-pricing behavior. This is an important question particularly when the researcher believes, contrary to the traditional assumption followed in the empirical literature, that retailers may not be neutral pass-through intermediaries. We show that a data-set of an industryâ€™s product prices, quantities, and input prices over time is sufficient to identify the vertical model of retailersâ€™ and manufacturersâ€™ oligopoly-pricing behavior given nonlinear demand, for homogeneous-products industries, and given multi-product firms, for differentiated-products industries.
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- Villas-Boas, Sofia & Hellerstein, Rebecca, 2006. "Identification of supply models of retailer and manufacturer oligopoly pricing," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 90(1), pages 132-140, January.
- Villas-Boas, Sofia B. & Hellerstein, Rebecca, 2004. "Identification of supply models of retailer and manufacturer oligopoly pricing," CUDARE Working Paper Series 0993, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy.
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