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Modelling Price Dispersion as an Outcome of Competition in the Irish Grocery Market

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  • Walsh, Patrick Paul
  • Whelan, Ciara

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The paper empirically models price dispersion between related brands within product categories of the Irish Independent Grocery market. Retail brand prices are averaged over the independent shops stocking the brand. Since individual brands are retailed through different groups of shops, brands are priced over heterogeneous consumer segments. Brand price dispersion is estimated to increase with competition when conditioned on brand distribution structures, while controlling for other observed and unobserved deterministic factors. The data suggest that brand pricing across consumer groups induce varying degrees of localised price competition rather than pricing across segments to extract consumer willingness to pay. Copyright 1999 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Volume (Year): 47 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 325-43

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Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:47:y:1999:i:3:p:325-43

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  1. Fernando Merino, 2000. "Price-Adjustment Costs and Adjustment Frequency: An Analysis with Individual Data," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 1712, Econometric Society.
  2. Patrick Paul Walsh & Franco Mariuzzo & Ciara Whelan, 2005. "Merger Control in Differentiated Product," Trinity Economics Papers tep10, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
  3. Franco Mariuzzo & Patrick Paul Walsh & Ciara Whelan, 2003. "Firm Size and Market Power in Carbonated Soft Drinks," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer, vol. 23(3_4), pages 283-299, December.
  4. Jacint Balaguer Coll & José C. Pernías, 2010. "Spatial density, average prices and price dispersion. Evidence from the Spanish hotel industry," Working Papers. Serie EC 2010-03, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  5. Franco Mariuzzo & Patrick Paul Walsh & Ciara Whelan, 2004. "EU Merger Control in Differentiated Product Industries," CESifo Working Paper Series 1312, CESifo Group Munich.
  6. Franco Mariuzzo & Patrick Paul Walsh & Ciara Whelan, 2005. "Embedding Consumer Taste for Location into a Structural Model of Equilibrium," Working Papers 200503, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
  7. Patrick Paul Walsh & Ciara Whelan, 2002. "Product differentiation and firm size distribution: an application to carbonated soft drinks," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 6745, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  8. Christian Ben Lakhdar & Hervé Leleu & Nicolas Gérard Vaillant & François-Charles Wolff, 2011. "Efficiency of purchasing and selling agents in markets with quality uncertainty: The case of illicit drug transactions," Working Papers 2011-ECO-02, IESEG School of Management.
  9. Franco Mariuzzo & Patrick Paul Walsh & Ciara Whelan, 2005. "Merger Control in Differentiated Product Industries," Working Papers 200508, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
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  11. Mariuzzo, Franco & Walsh, Patrick Paul & Whelan, Ciara, 2010. "Coverage of retail stores and discrete choice models of demand: Estimating price elasticities and welfare effects," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 28(5), pages 555-578, September.
  12. Sibley, Christopher W. & Walsh, Patrick Paul, 2002. "Earnings Inequality and Transition: A Regional Analysis of Poland," IZA Discussion Papers 441, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  13. Bernd Jost, 2012. "Price Dispersion, Search Costs and Spatial Competition: Evidence from the Austrian Retail Gasoline Market," NEURUS papers neurusp166, NEURUS - Network of European and US Regional and Urban Studies.
  14. Caulkins, Jonathan P. & Baker, David, 2010. "Cobweb dynamics and price dispersion in illicit drug markets," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 44(4), pages 220-230, December.
  15. Sebnem Bahadir-Lust & Jens-Peter Loy & Christoph R. Weiss, 2007. "Are they always offering the lowest price? An empirical analysis of the persistence of price dispersion in a low inflation environment," Managerial and Decision Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 28(7), pages 777-788.

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