IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Y a usted…¿le sobra la plata? Determinantes de los precios minoristas en el mercado de gasolina, en Lima Metropolitana

Listed author(s):
  • Gonzalo Ruiz Díaz


This paper provides some empirical findings about competition and pricing in retail gasoline markets in Lima. Through the estimation of reaction curves for a sample of 84 gasoline stations located in 22 districts of the city, the paper shows the influence of supply and demand factors on gasoline prices, during the period February, 1999 - January, 2000. The main findings were the abscence of strong price competition and the presence of strong interbrand differentiation in this market. The results also show the high influence of location and technology as determinants of gasoline prices. This evidence contribute to explain the high price differentials commonly observed in these markets and the influence of horizontal differentiation on pricing policies of retailers.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Article provided by Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in its journal Revista Economía.

Volume (Year): (2003)
Issue (Month): 51-52 ()
Pages: 141-188

in new window

Handle: RePEc:pcp:pucrev:y:2005:i:51-52:p:141-188
Contact details of provider: Postal:
Av. Universitaria 1801, San Miguel, Lima, Perú

Phone: 626-2000 ext. 4950
Fax: 626-2874
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pcp:pucrev:y:2005:i:51-52:p:141-188. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ()

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.