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Title:Concrete shoes for competition: The effect of the German cement cartel on market price PDF Logo
Authors:Hüschelrath, Kai
Müller, Kathrin
Veith, Tobias
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 12-035
Abstract:We use publicly available price data from the German cement industry to estimate the cartelinduced price increase. We apply two different comparator-based approaches - the 'before and-after' approach and the 'difference-in-differences' approach - and especially study the impact of various assumptions on the transition period from the cartel period to the non-cartel period on the overcharge estimate. We find that the cement cartel led to price overcharges in a range from 20.3 to 26.5 percent depending on model approach and model assumptions.
Subjects:antitrust policy
cartels
private enforcement
damages
overcharge
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-323151
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des ZEW
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