Replication data for: Pass-Through as a Test for Market Power: An Application to Solar Subsidies
- Pless, Jacquelyn
- van Benthem, Arthur A.
AbstractWe formalize pass-through over-shifting as a simple yet underutilized test for market power. We apply this test in the market for solar energy. Specifically, we estimate the pass-through of solar subsidies to solar system prices using rich micro-level transaction and subsidy data from California. Buyers of solar systems capture nearly the full subsidy, while there is more-than-complete pass-through to lessees. We conclude that solar markets are imperfectly competitive by ruling out alternative explanations for over-shifting and reinforce this conclusion with a test of solar demand curvature. This procedure can serve to detect market power beyond the solar market.
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DOI: 10.1257/app.20170611 (Text)
Pless, Jacquelyn, and Arthur A. van Benthem. “Pass-Through as a Test for Market Power: An Application to Solar Subsidies.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11, no. 4 (October 1, 2019): 367–401. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20170611.
- ID: 10.1257/app.20170611 (DOI)
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