Haucap, Justus Heimeshoff, Ulrich Klein, Gordon J. Rickert, Dennis Wey, Christian
DICE Discussion Paper 107
Research on bargaining power in vertical relationships is scarce. It remains particularly unclear which factors drive bargaining power between negotiating parties in a vertical structure. We use a demand model where consumer demand determines the total pie of industry profits. Moreover, we apply a bargaining concept on the supply side to analyze how profit is split between retailers and manufacturers. Estimates show that bargaining power can be explained by several decision variables for retailers and manufacturers. Options for both indicate that any analysis of bargaining power has to consider a dynamic view on the relevant parameters.
Bargaining Power Buyer Power Antitrust Discrete Choice Demand Estimation