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Identification of supply models of retailer and manufacturer oligopoly pricing

  • Villas-Boas, Sofia B.

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    (University of California, Berkeley. Dept of agricultural and resource economics and policy)

  • Hellerstein, Rebecca

This note outlines conditions under which we can identify a vertical supply model of multiple retailers’ and manufacturers’ 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 industry’s product prices, quantities, and input prices over time is sufficient to identify the vertical model of retailers’ and manufacturers’ oligopoly-pricing behavior given nonlinear demand, for homogeneous-products industries, and given multi-product firms, for differentiated-products industries.

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Paper provided by University of California at Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Policy in its series CUDARE Working Paper Series with number 0993.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:are:cudare:0993
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