The price discrimination effect of a large merger of parking garages
AbstractThis note investigates the effects of a large horizontal merger on the shape of the 1-to-12 h price menus offered by parking garages in Paris. The merger caused low-end prices to increase proportionally more than high-end prices. This results in larger discounts on longer hours and hence in more price discrimination between short-term and long-term motorists.
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Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Horizontal merger; Difference-in-differences; Price discrimination;
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