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This article investigates the influence of competition on price and product quality among Austrian camping sites, a market characterised by both horizontal (spatial) and vertical product differentiation. Theoretically, the effect of competition on quality is ambiguous and depends on the degree of cost substitutability between output and quality. Estimating a system of equations shows that intense competition has a positive impact on product quality and a negative effect on prices (conditional on quality). As high quality is associated with high prices, the total effect of competition on prices is rather small.
Franz Sinabell, Dieter Pennerstorfer, Stephanie Lackner
in: Perspektiven der Wildbach- und Lawinenverbauung
Wildbach- und Lawinenverbau, 2016, (178), 9 pages,
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 behaviour and further find that the importance of centrality increases with market size.
This article analyses the link between immigration and trade at the firm level, utilising information on the export activities of 8,300 firms located in different Central European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) for various export markets as well as regional data on immigration. The empirical analysis suggests a strong, economically meaningful and statistically significant impact of immigration on the export propensity (extensive margin), whereas the influence on firms' export volumes (intensive margin) is much smaller. This leads to the conclusion that immigrants promote export activities to their home countries mainly by reducing fixed costs of trade.
International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2015, pp.81-90,
Online since: 29.04.2015 15:15
Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2013, (4), pp.661-675,
Online since: 13.10.2015 10:52
European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2013, (1), pp.143-162,
Online since: 13.10.2015 11:04
Journal of Rural Cooperation, 2012, (1), pp.60-90
Online since: 15.10.2015 16:27
Working Papers in Economics and Finance (University of Salzburg), 2012, (7)