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How (not) to measure competition

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  • Jan Boone

    (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)

  • Henry van der Wiel

    (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis)

  • J. van Ours

Abstract

We discuss and apply a new measure of competition: the elasticity of a firm's profits with respect to its cost level.

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  • Jan Boone & Henry van der Wiel & J. van Ours, 2007. "How (not) to measure competition," CPB Discussion Paper 91.rdf, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpb:discus:91.rdf
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    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - 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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