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
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
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