Nonlinear pricing and competition intensity in a Hotelling-type model with discrete product and consumer types
AbstractThis paper develops a Hotelling model with discrete product and consumer types. We analyze the impact of horizontal differentiation (competition intensity) on relative prices. We find that the optimal price ratio of high- to low-quality products decreases with less competition.
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Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
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Nonlinear pricing Product differentiation Competition intensity Discrete model;
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