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Comparative advantages in estimating markups

  • Henry Nieuwenhuijsen
  • Gerrit de Wit
  • Frank Hindriks
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    Vergelijking van drie modellen voor het schatten van prijs-/kostenmarges in de industrie. De prijs-/ kostenmarge geeft een indicatie van de mate van concurrentie tussen bedrijven. Die is van belang voor consumenten, omdat zij te veel betalen als er te weinig concurrentie is. Complexere leveren niet zonder meer betere resultaten. In het algemeen kan gesteld worden dat de extra middelen die nodig zijn om de complexere modellen toe te passen niet opwegen tegen de eventuele verbetering van de uitkomsten. De uitzondering op deze regel is de situatie waarin bij voorbaat al relatief veel bekend is over de te onderzoeken sector. Met name in een dergelijke situatie is de kans groot dat het gebruik van meer middelen zich vertaalt in een grotere kwaliteit van de resultaten.

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    Length: 72 pages
    Date of creation: 22 Jun 2000
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