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Measuring competition using the Profit Elasticity: American Sugar Industry, 1890-1914

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  • Jan Boone

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  • Michiel van Leuvensteijn

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The Profit Elasticity (PE) is a new competition measure introduced in Boone (2008). So far, there was no direct proof that this measure can identify regimes of competition empirically. We�focus on this issue using data of Genesove and Mullin (1998), in which different regimes of competition are identified. We derive a version of PE suitable for this data set. The new competition measure classifies the monopoly/cartel regime correctly as being less competitive than both the price-war regime and break-up of cartel regime.

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Paper provided by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis in its series CPB Discussion Paper with number 163.

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Date of creation: Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:cpb:discus:163

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  1. Bing Xu & Adrian Van Rixtel & Michiel Van Leuvensteijn, 2013. "Measuring bank competition in China: a comparison of new versus conventional approaches applied to loan markets," BIS Working Papers 422, Bank for International Settlements.
  2. Claire Giordano & Ferdinando Giugliano, 2012. "A Tale of Two Fascisms: Labour Productivity Growth and Competition Policy in Italy, 1911-1951," Quaderni di storia economica (Economic History Working Papers) 28, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  3. Chiara Peroni & Ivete Ferreira, 2012. "Competition and Innovation in Luxembourg," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 93-117, March.

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