Price Discrimination and Market Power in Export Markets: The Case of the Ceramic Tile Industry

Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 347-370, November 2005

Posted: 29 Dec 2005

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Francisco Requena

University of Valencia - Department of Applied Economics II

Abstract

This paper combines the pricing-to-market equation and the residual demand elasticity equation to measure the extent of competition in the export markets of ceramic tiles, which has been dominated by Italian and Spanish producers since the late eighties. The findings show that the tile exporters enjoyed substantial market power over the period 1988-1998, and limited evidence that the export market has become more competitive over time.

Keywords: price discrimination, market power, export markets, ceramic tile industry

JEL Classification: F14, L13, L61

Suggested Citation

Requena Silvente, Francisco, Price Discrimination and Market Power in Export Markets: The Case of the Ceramic Tile Industry. Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 347-370, November 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=868687

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