Price dispersion and strategic outcomes : an analysis of the Irish independent grocery sector

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dc.contributor.author Walsh, Patrick P.
dc.contributor.author Whelan, Ciara
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-03T14:26:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-03T14:26:56Z
dc.date.copyright Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics 1997 en
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1005
dc.description.abstract This paper empirically analyses price dispersion between brand within product catgories in the Independent grocery sector. The methodology adopted allows us to discriminate between the impact which various structural demand and supply side features have on price dispersion in both traditional and game-theoretic frameworks. Specifically we estimate how differences in the product cycle, sales structure, distribution structure, and downstream retailer power impact patterns of price dispersion while controlling for idiosyncratic product effects. Our results suggest that competitive pricing of brands in product categories, and hence price dispersion, will rise with a slump in the product cycle, fragmentation in the sales structure, greater distribution coverage in outlets, and factors which restrict downstream retailer power. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Trinity College Dublin. Department of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Trinity Economic Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries No. 97/8 en
dc.subject.lcsh Grocery trade--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Groceries--Prices--Ireland en
dc.title Price dispersion and strategic outcomes : an analysis of the Irish independent grocery sector en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Patrick P. Walsh (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/politicsintrelations/professorpatrickpaulwalsh/ en
dc.internal.authorurl Ciara Whelan (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/economics/drciarawhelan/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0027 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0025 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Patrick P.|aut|UCD0027
dc.neeo.contributor Whelan|Ciara|aut|UCD0025


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