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Effects of taxes and subsidies on media services
(Discussion paper;44/14, Working paper, 2014-12)
We start out reviewing the justification for press subsidies. The social value of journalism can be larger than what the newspapers are able to extract because of knowledge externalities, public good characteristics of ...
Konkurransemessige virkninger av noen utvalgte NRK-tjenester
(Rapport;2015:2, Research report, 2015-03)
Formålet med denne studien har vært å analysere de konkurransemessige virkningene av noen utvalgte NRK-tjenester. Vi finner at nrk.no er noe differensiert fra andre store nasjonale nettsteder for nasjonale nyhets- og ...
Mergers and partial ownership
(Discussion paper2010:1, Working paper, 2010-01)
In this paper we compare the profitability of a merger to the profitability of a partial ownership arrangement and find that partial ownership arrangements can be more profitable for the acquiring and acquired firm because ...
Inter-firm price coordination in a two-sided market
(Discussion paper;16/2014, Working paper, 2014-05)
In many two-sided markets we observe that there is a common distributor on one side of the market. One example is the TV industry, where TV channels choose advertising prices to maximize own profit and typically ...
Turning the page on business formats for digital platforms : does Apple's agency model soften competition?
(Working paper;06/14, Working paper, 2014-04)
The agency model used by Apple and other platform providers such as Google allows upstream rms (content providers like book publishers and developers of apps) to choose the retail prices of their products (RPM) subject ...
Media firm strategy and advertising taxes
(Discussion paper2011:3, Working paper, 2011-02)
Product quality, competition, and multi-purchasing
(Discussion paper;2012:9, Working paper, 2012-08)
In a Hotelling duopoly model, we introduce quality that is more appreciated by closer consumers. Then higher common quality raises equilibrium prices, in contrast to the standard neutrality result. Furthermore, we allow ...
Hotelling competition with multi-purchasing
(Discussion paper2010:16, Working paper, 2010-12)
We analyze a Hotelling model where consumers either buy one out of two goods (single-purchase) or both (multi-purchase). The firms pricing strategies turn out to be fundamentally different if some consumers multi-purchase ...
Mergers and partial ownership
(Discussion paper2010:15, Working paper, 2010-12)
In this paper we compare the profitability of a merger between two firms (one firm fully acquires another) and the profitability of a partial ownership arrangement between the same two firms in which the acquiring firm ...
Hotelling competition with multi-purchasing : time magazine, newsweek, or both?
(Working paper2010:21, Working paper, 2010-06)
Equilibrium prices behave quite differently if consumers single-purchase (buy either Time Magazine or Newsweek) or if some consumers multi-purchase (buy both). Prices are strategic complements under single-purchase, and ...