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Modelling asymmetric consumer demand response: Evidence from scanner data

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  • Vespignani, Joaquin L.

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We used scanner data to test whether two competitive commodities respond symmetrically by volume to price changes. Our results indicate that consumers of the most expensive good (Coca-Cola) respond quite symmetrically when prices go either up or down. In contrast, consumers of the less expensive good (Pepsi-Cola) respond quite asymmetrically. We also introduce the substitution effect in ARDL asymmetric modelling as scanner data permits, showing that most previous asymmetric models using this technique experience omitted variables since this parameter is excluded.

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  • Vespignani, Joaquin L., 2012. "Modelling asymmetric consumer demand response: Evidence from scanner data," MPRA Paper 55601, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Scanner data; Asymmetric consumer demand; Autoregressive;

    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • D0 - Microeconomics - - General
    • D00 - Microeconomics - - General - - - General
    • M3 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising

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