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Too close to be similar: Product and price competition in retail gasoline markets

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  • Ganesh Iyer

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  • P. Seetharaman

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    Volume (Year): 6 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 205-234

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:qmktec:v:6:y:2008:i:3:p:205-234

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    Keywords: Vertical differentiation; Horizontal differentiation; Product competition; Price competition; Spatial models; Multivariate logit; Retail gasoline markets; Co1; Co2; C35; C62; C72; D21; D43; L13;

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    Cited by:
    1. Mark J. Holmes & Jesus Otero & Theodore Panagiotidis, 2012. "On the Dynamics of Gasoline Market Integration in the United States: Evidence from a Pair-wise Approach," Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Working Papers 1230, Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum.
    2. Hwang, M. & Bronnenberg, B.J. & Thomadsen, R., 2010. "An empirical analysis of assortment similarities across U.S. supermarkets," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-3736994, Tilburg University.

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