Fink, Nikolaus Schmidt-Dengler, Philipp Stahl, Konrad O. Zulehner, Christine
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ZEW Discussion Papers 14-057
In the period following WW II. until the country accessed the European Union, cartels were legalized in Austria, upon registration with the Austrian Cartel Court. We obtained access to the registration data, and scanned them all towards a microeconomic analysis of contracting behavior between firms competing, in principle, in their respective markets. In this paper, we give a detailed account of our procedure of coding the data from the scanned documents.