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The Measurement of Product Market Competition

Roger M. Barker

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199576814
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722509 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0005
The Measurement of Product Market Competition

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An evaluation is made of potential ways in which product market competition can be operationalized as part of a panel data econometric analysis. As with corporate governance, it is necessary to identify suitable proxy variables. The OECD's NMR index is chosen as the most plausible measure of product market competition, an assessment reflected in its widespread utilization in the empirical economics literature.

Keywords: product market competition; economic rents; proxy variables; NMR index

Chapter.  7875 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Business

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