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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 consumerprice rigidity and market power in the German food retail industry. In particular, theanalysis addresses the causal relationship between market structure - collusion - andpricing behaviour highlighted in the industrial organization literature. Extensive analysisof retail scanner data across beef and pork products reveals considerable differencesin price rigidity across store types. Supermarket pricing behaviour is evaluated withrespect to all price changes, retail sales actions and price adjustments indicating thatfood discounters exhibit the highest degree of rigid prices. Retail concentration, as animportant explanatory factor of price stickiness is investigated via the analysis of retailmarket power employing a conjectural variation approach. The analysis of marketconduct in the marketing of beef and pork products indicates simultaneous oligopolisticand oligopsonistic behaviour of retail firms.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion Papers / Zentrum für internationale Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung |x31en_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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