Personal Introduction Agencies in the United Kingdom : Estimates of an Average Cost Function
AbstractEconomists have hitherto neglected the behaviour of the personal introduction agency sector. This paper presents estimates of the average cost function. It is found to have a U-shaped pattern. Average costs are also shown to be higher when the agency guarantees a minimum number of dates and turns away potential clients.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Portsmouth University - Department of Economics in its series Papers with number 84.
Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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- Samuel Cameron & Alan Collins, 1998. "Personal introduction agencies in the United Kingdom: estimates of an average cost function," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(2), pages 81-83.
- L84 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Personal, Professional, and Business Services
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