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Demand estimation and market definition in quality-differentiated products: The case of beer in Argentina

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  • Coloma, Germán

    (CEMA University, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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This paper analyzes the issue of demand estimation and market definition in industries where products differ according to their quality levels. An econometric methodology based on substitution elasticities is explained, and then applied to the Argentine beer industry, using data from the period 2011–2017. The results are compared to equivalent ones obtained using an alternative methodology, concluding that in Argentina we can identify two relevant markets inside the beer industry (corresponding to high/medium quality beers, and low quality beers).

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  • Coloma, Germán, 2023. "Demand estimation and market definition in quality-differentiated products: The case of beer in Argentina," Applied Econometrics, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), vol. 69, pages 48-64.
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    Keywords

    demand estimation; market definition; elasticity of substitution; beer; Argentina;
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    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General
    • L66 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Food; Beverages; Cosmetics; Tobacco

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