Measuring Competition using the Profit Elasticity: American Sugar Industry, 1890-1914
AbstractThe 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. This paper focuses 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. This competition measure correctly classifies the monopoly/cartel regime as being less competitive than both the price war regime and break-up of cartel regime.
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competition; measures of competition; price cost margin; profit elasticity;
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- Boone, J. & Leuvensteijn, M. van, 2010. "Measuring Competition using the Profit Elasticity: American Sugar Industry, 1890-1914," Discussion Paper 2010-043, Tilburg University, Tilburg Law and Economic Center.
- J. Boone & M. van Leuvensteijn, 2010. "Measuring competition using the Profit Elasticity: American Suger Industry, 1890 - 1914," Working Papers 10-20, Utrecht School of Economics.
- Boone, Jan & van Leuvensteijn, Michiel, 2010. "Measuring competition using the Profit Elasticity: American Sugar Industry, 1890-1914," CEPR Discussion Papers 8159, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Jan Boone & Michiel van Leuvensteijn, 2010. "Measuring competition using the Profit Elasticity: American Sugar Industry, 1890-1914," CPB Discussion Paper 163, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
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