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Title:Assessing the effects of a road surfacing cartel in Switzerland PDF Logo
Authors:Hüschelrath, Kai
Leheyda, Nina
Beschorner, Patrick Frank Ernst
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 09-082
Abstract:The paper assesses the impact of the detection of a hard-core cartel in the Swiss market for road surfacing on post-cartel competition. In addition to an investigation of supply-side factors, demand-side factors, and market prices, the paper also derives estimates of the economic effects of the decision. The results indicate that the detection of the cartel may have led to short-term price reductions; however, the persistent collusion-friendly industry structure forecloses larger and durable gains for the customers.
Subjects:Competition Policy
Evaluation
Cartels
Switzerland
JEL:L41
K21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des ZEW
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