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dc.contributor.authorWeber, Sascha A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAnders, Svenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:07:31Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:07:31Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21927-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents empirical evidence on the interplay important topics of consumer price rigidity and market power in the German food retail industry. In particular, the analysis addresses the causal relationship between market structure - collusion - and pricing behaviour highlighted in the industrial organization literature. Extensive analysis of retail scanner data across beef and pork products reveals considerable differences in price rigidity across store types. Supermarket pricing behaviour is evaluated with respect to all price changes, retail sales actions and price adjustments indicating that food discounters exhibit the highest degree of rigid prices. Retail concentration, as an important explanatory factor of price stickiness is investigated via the analysis of retail market power employing a conjectural variation approach. The analysis of market conduct in the marketing of beef and pork products indicates simultaneous oligopolistic and oligopsonistic behaviour of retail firms.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Papers / Zentrum für internationale Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung 31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwNahrungsmittelpreisen_US
dc.subject.stwNahrungsmittelpreispolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwPreisrigiditäten_US
dc.subject.stwLebensmitteleinzelhandelen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titlePrice Rigidity and Market Power in German Retailingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn534766838en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zeudps:31-
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