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International Price Discrimination in the EU

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 25679

  • Start date

    1 September 2005

  • End date

    28 February 2007

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

Objective

International price discrimination is widely observed, and the European Commission has documented large price differences for identical products for many sectors. Nearly 20 years after introducing the European single market, these remaining price differences are a puzzle.

This project analyses price discrimination theoretically and aims at conducting some empirical testing of the results obtained using data on food markets. Usually, price discrimination is analysed for the case of a monopolist. However, ever y firm that has some scope to set its price may have an incentive to price discriminate if it faces different submarkets. As results for oligopolistic markets are more relevant, thus the models developed in the project will be based on this case.

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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Address

University Park
Nottingham

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 25679

  • Start date

    1 September 2005

  • End date

    28 February 2007

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom