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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 ...
Advertising and newspaper differentiation : on the role of readers’ advertising taste
(Working paper2006:52, Working paper, 2006-12)
Newspapers have an incentive to moderate their profile in order to gain a larger readership and thus higher advertising revenue. We show that this incentive is weakened both if readers are ad-haters and if they are ad-lovers.
Newspapers and Advertising: The Effects of Ad-Valorem Taxation under Duopoly
(Discussion paper2007:5, Working paper, 2007-01)
Newspapers are two-sided platforms that sell their product both to readers and advertisers. Media firms in general, and newspapers in particular, are considered important providers of information, culture and language in ...
Price-dependent profit sharing as an escape from the Bertrand paradox
(Discussion paper2007:4, Working paper, 2007-01)
In this paper we show how an upstream firm can prevent destructive competition among downstream firms producing relatively close substitutes by implementing a price-dependent profit-sharing rule. The rule also ensures ...
Newspapers and advertising : the effects of ad-valorem taxation under duopoly
(Discussion paper2006:38, Working paper, 2006-12)
Newspapers are two-sided platforms that sell their product both to readers and advertisers. Media firms in general, and newspapers in particular, are considered important providers of information, culture and language ...
Do slotting allowances harm retail competition?
(Discussion paper2006:29, Working paper, 2006-09)
Slotting allowances are fees paid by manufacturers to get access to retailers’ shelf space. Both in the USA and Europe, the use of slotting allowances has attracted attention in the general press as well as among policy ...
Resale price maintenance and restrictions on dominant firm and industry-wide adoption
(Discussion paper2007:14, Working paper, 2007-06)
This paper examines the use of market-share thresholds (safe harbors) in evaluating whether a given vertical practice should be challenged. Such thresholds are typically found in vertical restraints guidelines (e.g., the ...
Industrial agglomeration and capital taxation
(Discussion paper1998:7, Working paper, 1998-07)
Models with imperfect competition and intra-industry trade have become widely accepted as appropriate frameworks within which to analyze the impact of trade liberalization on industrial agglomeration. This paper makes ...
Competing for capital in a "lumpy" world
(Discussion paper1999:7, Working paper, 1999-04)
Business models for media firms : does competition matter for how they raise revenue?
(Discussion paper2009:8, Working paper, 2009-07)
The purpose of this article is to analyze how competitive forces may influence the way media firms like TV channels raise revenue. A media firm can either be financed by advertising revenue, by direct payment from the ...