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"There is a large and rich literature in economics on monopoly pricing. However, a close examination of this literature reveals a surprising gap: there have been virtually no studies of Monopoly-super-® pricing. We fill that void with an empirical examination of the pricing of the board game Monopoly-super-®. In particular, we examine market-level, quarterly prices from 1990 to 2002 and find substantial evidence of the phenomenon of customary pricing." ("JEL" L83, L1, L12, Z11, D42) Copyright (c) 2009 Western Economic Association International.

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  • John Cawley & Donald S. Kenkel, 2010. "MONOPOLY-super-® PRICING," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 48(2), pages 517-520, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecinqu:v:48:y:2010:i:2:p:517-520

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    1. Stiving, Mark & Winer, Russell S, 1997. " An Empirical Analysis of Price Endings with Scanner Data," Journal of Consumer Research, Oxford University Press, vol. 24(1), pages 57-67, June.
    2. Besley, Timothy J. & Rosen, Harvey S., 1999. "Sales Taxes and Prices: An Empirical Analysis," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association, vol. 52(2), pages 157-178, June.
    3. Basu, Kaushik, 1997. "Why are so many goods priced to end in nine? And why this practice hurts the producers," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 54(1), pages 41-44, January.
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    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L12 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies
    • Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature
    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly


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