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

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  • Robert Clark

    (HEC-Montreal)

  • Jason Allen

    (Bank of Canada)

  • Jean-Francois Houde

    (University of Wisconsin)

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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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  • Robert Clark & Jason Allen & Jean-Francois Houde, 2010. "Price negotiation in differentiated product markets: An analysis of the market for insured mortgages in Canada," 2010 Meeting Papers 1072, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L41 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Monopolization; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce

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