Actors on print media markets face two di®erent (and interrelated) demand curves: the demand for copies and the demand for advertising space. This paper develops a realistic, yet simple, model of print media industries. In contrast to earlier studies, it takes into account that print media firms can neither set advertising space nor its price. A main finding of this paper is that competitive concerns regarding recent concentrations in print media industries are likely to be overstated since a print media firms’ cover pricing is limited by its feedback on advertising demand.
Kaiser, Ulrich (2002), A Note on Pricing and Efficiency in Print Media Industries, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 02-33, Mannheim. Download