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

Lisbeth la Cour, Peter Møllgaard

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskning


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.
TitelAbuse of Dominance : Proceedings of the 1st European Conference in Competition and Regulation, July 2006
RedaktørerYannis Katsoulacos
Antal sider18
ISBN (Trykt)978-960-86157-8-6
StatusUdgivet - 2007
BegivenhedEuropean Conference in Competition and Regulation -
Varighed: 30 jun. 2010 → …
Konferencens nummer: 1


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

Bibliografisk note

løbenr.: 071852


  • Cement
  • Cementindustri
  • Pristeori
  • Dominerende stilling
  • udenforområde