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Comparative Advantages in Estimating Markups

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  • Hindriks, F.A.
  • Nieuwenhuijsen, H.R.
  • de Wit, G.
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    We compare two methods for estimating a markup: Roeger (1995) on the one hand, and the structural approach of Appelbaum (1982) and Bresnahan (1982) on the other. Toeger estimates the average Lerner index. Furthermore, he uses the assumption of a constant markup as a substitute for data on the level of capital cost, which he takes to be unobservable. We discover an anomaly for Roeger's method and propose an alternative way to estimate it. The structural approach is theoretically superior: it aims at estimating marginal instead of average cost, while it includes more competition-related parameters. Our empirical results indicate that this approach is very sensitive to changes in specification.

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    Paper provided by NEUHUYS - RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM in its series Papers with number 0003/e.

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    Length: 72 pages
    Date of creation: 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:miklrr:0003/e

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    Keywords: COSTS ; MARKET STRUCTURE ; INDUSTRY;

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    Cited by:
    1. Hervé BOULHOL, 2008. "The Upward Bias of Markups Estimated from the Price-Based Methodology," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 89, pages 131-156.
    2. Hervé Boulhol, 2004. "Capital quasi-fixity and the estimation of markups," Post-Print halshs-00193298, HAL.
    3. Hervé Boulhol, 2004. "Capital quasi-fixity and the estimation of markups," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques bla05005, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).

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