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The Swedish pulp industry: is it possible to price discriminate across the destination countries?
1999 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper was twofold. The main purpose was to test whether it is possible for Swedish pulp producers to price discriminate across its destination countries. The model adopted in this paper applies to the philosophy of the new empirical framework developed by Knetter (1989). The estimation rejects the thought that it is possible to price discriminate, and hence the pulp market must be modelled as a perfect market. The second purpose was to compare this result with an earlier paper where the framework of structure-conduct-performance was used. The structure-conduct-performance framework is heavily criticised due to statistical and conceptual problems. The result in this paper rejects the result in the previous paper, which claimed that an increased seller concentration in the pulp and paper industry leads to higher profit.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Pulp, Knetter, price discrimination, SCP, nationalekonomi
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-47884ISRN: LTU-SH-EX--99/54--SELocal ID: 55fd30b4-d751-4c29-af15-33eec8255002OAI: diva2:1021214
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Public Administration and Economics programmes 1999-2000, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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