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The Effects of a Day Off from Retail Price Competition: Evidence on Consumer Behavior and Firm Performance in Gasoline Retailing.
(DP SAM;1/2018, Working paper, 2018-01)
First, we analyze how regular days off from competition and a time-dependent price pattern affect firm performance. Second, we examine the effects on firms' profitability from consumers’ changing search- and timing behavior. ...
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 ...
Why are mobile voice calls so expensive when abroad?
(Working paper2007:37, Working paper, 2007-11)
Mobile phone usage when traveling abroad is expensive. We show that the more firms enter the market - which may lower domestic voice call prices - the higher wholesale and retail prices for mobile usage abroad may become.
Mergers and partial ownership
(Working paper2010:12, 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 ...
Customer ignorance, price cap regulation and rent-seeking in mobile roaming
(Working paper2009:05, Working paper, 2009-03)
Mobile phone usage when travelling abroad is expensive. In contrast to domestic voice call prices, entry of new firms does not put a downward wholesale and retail price pressure on mobile usage abroad. The network connection ...
Licensing technology and foreclosure
(Working paper2007:36, Working paper, 2007-12)
We consider an industry where one firm with a superior technology competes for market shares with several rivals. The owner of the superior technology (the dominant firm) can license or transfer the source of its dominance ...
Price-dependent profit-sharing as a channel coordination device
(Working paper2008:05, Working paper, 2008-03)
We show how an upstream firm by using a price-dependent profit-sharing rule can prevent destructive competition between downstream firms that produce relatively close substitutes. With this rule the upstream firm induces ...
Slotting allowances to coordinate manufacturers’ retail sales effort
(Working paper2007:16, Working paper, 2007-07)
Slotting allowances are fees paid by manufacturers to get access to retailers’ shelf space. Although the main attention towards slotting allowances has been within the grocery industry, slotting allowances have also been ...
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 ...
Vertical control and price cycles in gasoline retailing
(Working paper2011:07, Working paper, 2011-02)
We examine Norwegian gasoline pump prices using daily station-specific observations from 2003 to 2006. The big four gasoline companies use an industry-wide adopted vertical restraint (labeled price support) to move price ...