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Endogenous price leadership: A theoretical and experimental analysis

Werner Güth (), Kerstin Pull, Manfred Stadler and Alexandra Zaby ()

No 68, University of Tübingen Working Papers in Business and Economics from University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, School of Business and Economics

Abstract: We present a model of price leadership on homogeneous product markets where the price leader is selected endogenously. The price leader sets and guarantees a sales price to which followers adjust according to their individual supply functions. The price leader clears the market by serving the residual demand. As price leaders, firms with different marginal costs induce different prices. We compare two mechanisms to determine the price leader, majority voting and competitive bidding. According to the experimental data at least experienced price leaders with lower marginal costs choose higher prices. In the bidding treatment, compensation payments to the price leader crowd in efficiency concerns.

Keywords: price leadership; majority voting; bidding; experimental economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D43 D74 L11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-com and nep-exp
Date: 2014
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