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Aspectos Concorrenciais Do Varejo De Combustíveis No Brasil


  • Clemens Nunes
  • Cleomar Gomes


This work studies the gasoline market in Brazil with emphasis given to the State of São Paulo. Our first line of research investigates whether this market presents features which favor anti-competitive actions, despite being a market with several agents involved. Our empirical analysis makes use of Panel Data Econometrics and the results corroborate the idea of a possibility of collusive behavior in the gasoline market. We go one step further and investigate whether the appearance of non exclusive (unbranded) fuel resaling firms, with no connections to any fuel distributor, is really able to bring competition to the market. For this part of the research we utilize a Multinomial Logit Model and our results show that a higher proportion of unbranded gas stations in a city truly causes more variability of prices and, therefore, bring more competition and lowers the possibility of cartel formation.

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  • Clemens Nunes & Cleomar Gomes, 2005. "Aspectos Concorrenciais Do Varejo De Combustíveis No Brasil," Anais do XXXIII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 33th Brazilian Economics Meeting] 108, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  • Handle: RePEc:anp:en2005:108

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    1. Timothy F. Bresnahan & Peter C. Reiss, 1990. "Entry in Monopoly Market," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 57(4), pages 531-553.
    2. Smith, Richard L, II, 1982. "Franchise Regulation: An Economic Analysis of State Restrictions on Automobile Distribution," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 25(1), pages 125-157, April.
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    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure

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