This article examines the differences between Dutch and German retail price setting. The study is based on an econometric approach in the sense that the estimates of the coefficients of a one-equation model explaining retail profit margins are compared. Extensive datasets are used for both the Dutch and German case, allowing a general comparison between the two countries to be made. An ex post interpretation of the differences in coefficients found is given.

Germany, Netherlands, econometrics, pricing, profit margins, retail trade, retailing
The Service Industries Journal
Erasmus School of Economics

den Hertog, R.G.J, & Thurik, A.R. (1995). A comparison between Dutch and German retail price-setting. The Service Industries Journal, 66–73. Retrieved from