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A flexible model for the pricing of perishable assets

  • Banerjee, Pradeep K.
  • Turner, T. Rolf
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    We present a flexible and versatile model which addresses the problem of assigning optimal prices to assets whose value becomes zero after a fixed expiry date. (Such assets include the important example of seats on airline flights.) Our model is broad in scope, in particular encompassing the ability to deal with arrivals of customers in groups. It is highly adaptable and can be adjusted to deal with a very extensive set of circumstances.

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    Volume (Year): 40 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 533-540

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:40:y:2012:i:5:p:533-540
    DOI: 10.1016/j.omega.2011.10.001
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