Network Centrality and Market Prices: Empirical Evidence

Matthias Firgo, Dieter Pennerstorfer, Christoph Weiss

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Abstract

We empirically investigate the importance of centrality (holding a central position in a spatial network) for strategic interaction in pricing for the Austrian retail gasoline market. Results from spatial autoregressive models suggest that the gasoline station located most closely to the market center – defined as the 1-median location – exerts the strongest effect on pricing decisions of other stations. We conclude that centrality influences firms’ pricing behavior and further find that the importance of centrality increases with market size.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)79 - 83
FachzeitschriftEconomics Letters
Jahrgang139
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2016

Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige (ÖFOS)

  • 502013 Industrieökonomik
  • 507016 Regionalökonomie

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