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A Joint Framework for Category Purchase and Consumption Behavior

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  • Rutger van Oest

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    (Tilburg University)

  • Richard Paap

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    (Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Philip Hans Franses

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    (Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Abstract

We propose a consistent utility-based framework to jointly explain a household's decisions on purchase incidence, brand choice and purchase quantity. The approach differs from other approaches, currently available in the literature, as it is able to take into account consumption dynamics. In the model, households derive utility from consumption, and they relate their purchase behavior to consumption planning. We illustrate our model for yogurt purchases, and show that our model yields important additional insights. One such insight is that the reservation price of households is not fixed, but depends on the available inventory stock. Furthermore, we find that promotionalactivities increase sales through more purchases in the product category and brand switching, but the effect through larger purchase quantities is limited.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 02-124/4.

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Date of creation: 18 Dec 2002
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20020124

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Keywords: purchase incidence; brand choice; purchase quantity; consumption;

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