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Q: Cost pass-through estimates ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Cost pass-through estimates
Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: chepburn-ga
List Price: $60.00
Posted: 02 Nov 2006 16:38 PST
Expires: 11 Nov 2006 04:56 PST
Question ID: 779580
I would like empirical estimates (i.e. dervied from data rather than
assumed from or for a model), of the extent to which four industries
will pass through a cost increase to consumers.  This is known as
"cost pass-through".

The industries are:

- Newsprint in Europe
- Steel in Europe
- Cement in the UK
- Electricity in the UK

I want estimates from actual data, rather than an assumed values
needed for a particular result.  An example of a good answer (based on
data) is: (this covers
electricity in Germany and the Netherlands)

An example of assumed values (which I don't want) is provided by:

Clarification of Question by chepburn-ga on 10 Nov 2006 07:37 PST
My question doesn't seem to be getting anyone might be
worth adding that the context for this work is trading of greenhouse
gas emissions, and an inquiry into the gift of 50 billion Euros of
public assets (clean air) into the private sector for free.

Any estimates of cost pass through would be eagerly received. 
Estimates published in peer-reviewed journals would be fantastic.

Estimates from countries or regions other than those listed would also
be helpful, although direct estimates for Europe/UK (as appropriate)
are most desired.

Thanks - hope someone finds this interesting.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 10 Nov 2006 08:46 PST

Your question is interesting enough, but the odds of a researcher
being able to find empirical data for each of the four categories you
listed seems slight.  That is probably why no one has jumped in on
this yet.

As things now stand, a researcher who finds information on only, say,
two categories, would not be able to post an answer.

It might be better to post each category as a separate question, or to
pare down the requirements of your current question.

There is no answer at this time.

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