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Price negotiation in differentiated product markets: An analysis of the market for insured mortgages in Canada

  • Robert Clark

    (HEC-Montreal)

  • Jason Allen

    (Bank of Canada)

  • Jean-Francois Houde

    (University of Wisconsin)

We propose a model of bank choice and price negotiation that incorporates three key features of the market: differentiated services, heterogeneous bank valuations of consumers, and search costs. More generally, our goal is to build and estimate a tractable empirical model to analyze differentiated markets in which prices are negotiated rather than posted.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2010 Meeting Papers with number 1072.

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