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Replication data for: Does Vertical Integration Decrease Prices? Evidence from the Paramount Antitrust Case of 1948

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Gil, Ricard
Publication Date
2015-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    I empirically examine the impact of the 1948 Paramount antitrust case on ticket prices using a unique dataset collected from Variety magazine issues between 1945 and 1955. With information on prices, revenues, and theater ownership for an unbalanced panel of 393 theaters in 26 cities, I find that vertically integrated theaters charged lower prices and sold more admission tickets than nonintegrated theaters. I also find that the rate at which prices increased in theaters was slower while integrated than after vertical divestiture. These findings together with institutional details are consistent with the prediction that vertical integration lowers prices through the elimination of double marginalization. (JEL G34, K21, L11, L22, L42, L82)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20120245 (Text)
Publications
  • Gil, Ricard. “Does Vertical Integration Decrease Prices? Evidence from the Paramount Antitrust Case of 1948.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 7, no. 2 (May 2015): 162–91. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20120245.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20120245 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Gil, Ricard (2015): Replication data for: Does Vertical Integration Decrease Prices? Evidence from the Paramount Antitrust Case of 1948. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114556V1