Optimal Cover Prices and the Effects of Website Provision on Advertising and Magazine Demand

32 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2002

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Ulrich Kaiser

University of Southern Denmark - Faculty of Social Sciences; Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR); Centre for European Economic Research

Date Written: August 15, 2002

Abstract

I derive and estimate a model for cover price setting in print media markets where actors are faced by two interrelated demand curves: the demand for the print medium and the demand for advertising space. Publicly available data on German women's magazines observed between 1998 and 2001 are used in the GMM estimation. Main findings are that my estimated marginals cost coincide well with those of industry sources, magazines with a high circulation elasticity of advertising demand price markedly below marginal cost and website provision neither has a significant effect on magazine nor on advertising demand.

Keywords: magazines, cost estimation, GMM estimation, website provision

JEL Classification: L11, C33

Suggested Citation

Kaiser, Ulrich, Optimal Cover Prices and the Effects of Website Provision on Advertising and Magazine Demand (August 15, 2002). ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-54. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=339140 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.339140

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