Böhme, Enrico and Müller, Christopher (2009): Searching for the Concentration-Price Effect in the German Movie Theater Industry.
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This paper investigates whether a price-concentration relationship can be found on local cinema markets in Germany. First, we test a model of monopolistic pricing using a new set of German micro data and find no significant difference in admission prices on monopoly and oligopoly markets. In a next step, we test whether this can be explained by the existence of local monopolies, but find no hint of that. Implicit or explicit collusion among cinema operators might explain our observations.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Searching for the Concentration-Price Effect in the German Movie Theater Industry|
|Keywords:||price-concentration study; cinema pricing|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L82 - Entertainment; Media
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R3 - Real Estate Markets, Production Analysis, and Firm Location > R32 - Other Production and Pricing Analysis
|Depositing User:||Christopher Mueller|
|Date Deposited:||21. May 2009 14:01|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 16:27|
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