Registered cartels in Austria: Coding protocol

Nikolaus Fink, Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, Konrad O. Stahl, Christine Zulehner

Publications: Working paper


In the period following WW II. until the country accessed the European Union, cartels were legalized in Austria, upon registration with the Austrian Cartel Court. We obtained access to the registration data, and scanned them all towards a microeconomic analysis of contracting behavior between firms competing, in principle, in their respective markets. In this paper, we give a detailed account of our procedure of coding the data from the scanned documents.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMannheim
PublisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

SeriesZEW Discussion Papers
NumberNo. 14-057

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 502053 Economics


  • L410
  • L430
  • 330
  • Collusion
  • legal cartels
  • contracts

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