Online Appendix for 'Feedback and Contagion through Distressed Competition'

33 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2020 Last revised: 18 Aug 2023

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Hui Chen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Winston Wei Dou

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Hongye Guo

The University of Hong Kong - University of Hong Kong

Yan Ji

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Date Written: August 17, 2023

Abstract

This is the supplemental material for the paper titled “Feedback and Contagion through Distressed Competition” (Chen et al., 2023b). It includes a comprehensive summary of the direct empirical evidence on tacit collusion in the literature. It also provides empirical tests for key theoretical predictions, additional quantitative results, and the numerical algorithm. Moreover, a note on additional materials and literature discussions can be found in Chen et al. (2023a), which is available on the authors’ personal websites.

Keywords: Competition-distress feedback loop, Distress spillover, Predatory pricing, Price war, Profitability-leverage puzzle, Collusion

JEL Classification: C73, D43, E31, G3, L13, O33

Suggested Citation

Chen, Hui and Dou, Winston Wei and Guo, Hongye and Ji, Yan, Online Appendix for 'Feedback and Contagion through Distressed Competition' (August 17, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3641278 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3641278

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