Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/201197
Authors: 
Lábaj, Martin
Silaniè, Peter
Weiss, Christoph
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Department of Economic Policy Working Paper Series 3
Abstract: 
The present paper provides first empirical evidence on the effects of entry on market conduct for a transition economy. We estimate size thresholds required to support different numbers of firms for seven retail and professional service industries in a large number of distinct geographic markets in Slovakia. Our results suggest a differential impact of entry on market conduct: while market conduct is unaffected by entry in the north-western parts of Slovakia, competition tends to kick in slowly in most professions in the south-east. This latter region suffers from infrastructure bottlenecks and competitors require a larger increase in the number of customers to come in.
Subjects: 
entry thresholds
competition
Slovakia
cross section
geographic markets
JEL: 
L22
D22
M13
R11
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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