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Why quantity premia are rare?

  • Kokovin, Sergey
  • Nahata, Babu
  • Zhelobodko, Evgeny

Using linear demands for two types of consumers, this note shows why discounts are ubiquitous and premia are rare. By observing premia, one can infer that the package sold at premium is undistorted and the single-crossing condition must hold.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 153-156

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:1:p:153-156
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