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Pricing with Monitoring Costs

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  • Steven Coissard
  • Carlos Seiglie

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This paper presents empirical evidence which at first glance appears to show that firms are not pricing to maximize profits. We then present a model to explain how this behavior is in fact optimal when we account for additional constraints faced by firms in certain product markets.

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  • Steven Coissard & Carlos Seiglie, 2011. "Pricing with Monitoring Costs," Brussels Economic Review, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles, vol. 54(4), pages 421-433.
  • Handle: RePEc:bxr:bxrceb:2013/122849
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    Keywords

    Price Discrimination; Monitoring Costs; Pricing Anomaly;

    JEL classification:

    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm

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