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The Determinants Of Online Merchant’s Price Premium: Evidence From Russia

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  • Evgeny A. Antipov

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Some Internet stores manage to charge prices that are significantly higher than market averages, therefore, obtaining some sort of price premium. This paper is dedicated to building a model that can be used to explain and predict a typical price premium that an Internet store charges for a specific product based on the information about the characteristics of the store and the features of the market for this product. Such models can provide support for pricing and assortment decisions: in particular, they allow detecting products that a store is likely to sell with the highest or the lowest markup based on price premia that are charged by stores with similar characteristics on similar markets

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  • Evgeny A. Antipov, 2014. "The Determinants Of Online Merchant’s Price Premium: Evidence From Russia," HSE Working papers WP BRP 19/MAN/2014, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:19man2014
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    1. Varian, Hal R, 1980. "A Model of Sales," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 70(4), pages 651-659, September.
    2. Eric K. Clemons & Il-Horn Hann & Lorin M. Hitt, 2002. "Price Dispersion and Differentiation in Online Travel: An Empirical Investigation," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 48(4), pages 534-549, April.
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    Keywords

    hierarchical linear modeling; e-Commerce; price dispersion;

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    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce

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