Intermedia Substitutability and Market Demand by National Advertisers
We assess substitutable and complementary relationships among eight national advertising media classes, as well as the magnitude of their own-price elasticities. We use a translog demand model, whose parameters we estimate by three-stage least squares, based on 1960-94 annual U.S. data.We find aggregate demand by national advertisers for each of the eight media is own-price inelastic, and that cross-price elasticities suggest slightly more substitute than complementary relationships, although both are rather weak. These patterns are consistent with long prevailing institutional arrangements and media selection practices.
|Date of creation:||Dec 2001|
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|Publication status:||published as Silk, Alvin J., Lisa R. Klein and Ernst R. Berndt. "Intermedia Substitutability And Market Demand By National Advertisers," Review of Industrial Organization, 2002, v20(4,Jun), 323-348.|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.|
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