Excessive prices as abuse of dominance?: A test applied to the Danish cement industry

Lisbeth la Cour, Peter Møllgaard

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Resumé

In previous research, we found that the sole Danish producer of cement holds a dominant position in the Danish market for (grey) cement. We are able to identify an inelastic long-run demand relation that would seem to permit the exercise of market power. We aim to establish whether the dominant firm abused its position by charging excessive prices. We also test whether tightening of the Danish competition act has altered the pricing behaviour on the market. We discuss our results in the light of a Danish competition case against the dominant cement producer that was abandoned by the authority due to lack of evidence.
In previous research, we found that the sole Danish producer of cement holds a dominant position in the Danish market for (grey) cement. We are able to identify an inelastic long-run demand relation that would seem to permit the exercise of market power. We aim to establish whether the dominant firm abused its position by charging excessive prices. We also test whether tightening of the Danish competition act has altered the pricing behaviour on the market. We discuss our results in the light of a Danish competition case against the dominant cement producer that was abandoned by the authority due to lack of evidence.
SprogEngelsk
TitelAbuse of Dominance : Proceedings of the 1st European Conference in Competition and Regulation, July 2006
RedaktørerYannis Katsoulacos
Antal sider18
Dato2007
Sider104-121
ISBN (Trykt)978-960-86157-8-6
StatusUdgivet - 2007
BegivenhedEuropean Conference in Competition and Regulation -
Varighed: 30 jun. 2010 → …
Konferencens nummer: 1

Konference

KonferenceEuropean Conference in Competition and Regulation
Nummer1
Periode30/06/2010 → …

Bibliografisk note

løbenr.: 071852

Emneord

  • Cement
  • Cementindustri
  • Pristeori
  • Dominerende stilling
  • udenforområde

Citer dette

la Cour, L., & Møllgaard, P. (2007). Excessive prices as abuse of dominance? A test applied to the Danish cement industry. I Y. Katsoulacos (red.), Abuse of Dominance: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference in Competition and Regulation, July 2006 (s. 104-121)
la Cour, Lisbeth ; Møllgaard, Peter. / Excessive prices as abuse of dominance? A test applied to the Danish cement industry. Abuse of Dominance: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference in Competition and Regulation, July 2006. red. / Yannis Katsoulacos. 2007. s. 104-121
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Excessive prices as abuse of dominance? A test applied to the Danish cement industry. / la Cour, Lisbeth; Møllgaard, Peter.

Abuse of Dominance: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference in Competition and Regulation, July 2006. red. / Yannis Katsoulacos. 2007. s. 104-121.

Publikation: Kapitel i bog/rapport/konferenceprocesKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskning

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