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Price distributions and competition

Burdett, K and Smith, E (2009) Price distributions and competition. UNSPECIFIED. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta ,Working Papers, 2009-27.

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Considerable evidence demonstrates that significant dispersion exists in the prices charged for seemingly homogeneous goods. This paper adopts a simple, flexible equilibrium model of search to investigate the way the market structure influences price dispersion. Using the noisy search approach, the paper demonstrates the effects of having a single large, price-leading firm with multiple outlets and a competitive fringe of small firms with one retail outlet each.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 11:02
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:12

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