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Do low-price guarantees facilitate collusion?

Morten Hviid

Do low-price guarantees facilitate collusion?

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Published by Warwick University,Department of Economics in Coventry .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMorten Hviid and Greg Shaffer.
SeriesEconomic research paper series / Warwick University, Department of Economics -- no.422, Economic research paper (WarwickUniversity, Department of Economics) -- no.422.
ContributionsShaffer, Greg., University of Warwick. Department of Economics.
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Open LibraryOL17182457M

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Do low-price guarantees facilitate collusion? by Morten Hviid Download PDF EPUB FB2

Downloadable. We examine the role low-price guarantees allegedly play in supporting supracompetitive prices. We find that when firms can commit to matching or beating any lower price announced by a competitor, all Nash equilibria yield Bertrand selling prices.

This result casts doubt on the robustness of the conclusions of models which restrict attention to meet-the. We examine the role low-price guarantees allegedly play in supporting supracompetitive prices. We find that when firms can commit to matching or beating any lower price announced by a competitor, all Nash equilibria yield Bertrand selling prices.

This result casts doubt on the robustness of the conclusions of models which restrict attention to meet-the-competition. In fact, many firms offer consumers lowest-price guarantees in which they promise to match any lower price charged by rivals.

Also, many authors study the effect of G.L.P., especially the possibility that it can facilitate collusion. The intuition is quite clear. If a firmAuthor: Jeong-Yoo Kim, Joon Yeop Kwon. Downloadable.

This paper studies how competitive prices are affected by price-matching guarantees allowing for markups on the lowest competing price. This new type of low-price guarantee was recently introduced in the German retail gasoline market. Using a sequential Hotelling model, we show that such guarantees, similar to perfect price-matching guarantees, Author: Andreas Pollak.

On the Use of Low-Price Guarantees to Discourage Price-Cutting Article in International Journal of Industrial Organization 24(6) November. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

"Do low-price Guarantees facilitate Collusion?," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS)University of Warwick, Department of Economics. Hviid, Morten &. Downloadable. We provide evidence of Do low-price guarantees facilitate collusion?

book widespread use and variety of low-price guarantees (how common are they; on what products and services are they observed; and what forms do they take), using data obtained from newspaper advertisements in thirty-seven metropolitan areas in the United States.

We also consider why firms adopt LPGs. Is it to facilitate tacit collusion, to. Optimal low-price guarantees with anchoring. Previous theoretical studies suggest that low-price guarantees may facilitate.

implicit price collusion. The. Do price-matching guarantees facilitate tacit collusion. an experimental study the book then proceeds to offer an exhaustive analysis of the application of economic theory in the practice of Author: Subhasish Dugar.

Do Low Price Guarantees Hurt Consumers. Theory and Evidence Samir Mamadehusseney Abstract I examine how Low Price Guarantees (LPGs) a ect consumers by introducing a model that encompasses general alternative explanations for why rms o er LPGs.

Under the proposed model, whether LPGs harm or bene t consumers depends on. In contrast, we employ a fully dynamic model and show that low-price guarantees robustly facilitate tacit collusion, by reducing a deviating firm's immediate deviation profit.

In a symmetric differentiated experimental duopoly we test the ability of Price Matching Guarantees (PMG) to raise prices above the competitive levels. PMG are introduced both as a market rule (the selling price is always the lowest posted price) and as a business strategy (subjects decide whether or not to offer them).

Our results show that PMG lead to a Cited by: LogEc provides access and usage for services based on the RePEc data set. LogEc is hosted by the Örebro University School of Business. Questions or comments. Please see our explanation of how the statistics are collected or e-mail.

Do Low-Price Guarantees Facilitate Collusion. by Hviid, M. & Shaffer, G. Do low-price Guarantees facilitate Collusion. by Hviid, Morton & Shaffer, Greg; On the incidence and Variety of Low-Price Guarantees by Maria Arbatskaya & Morten Hviid & Greg Shaffer; Information Acquisition and Nominal Price Adjustment by Andersen, Torben M.

& Hviid, Morton. Money-back guarantees (MBGs) and low-price guarantees (LPGs) are frequently implemented in retailing practice to positively influence consumer behavior. W./Lutter, R. (): Guaranteed Lowest Prices: Do They Facilitate Collusion.

Economics Letters, Vol. 31, 2, pp. – Effects of Money-Back and Low-Price Guarantees on Cited by: 1. AbstractI examine the implications of meet-the-competition clauses (MCCs) for the strategic disclosure of product quality in a duopoly in which sellers can adopt these clauses before setting their prices.

I show that MCCs generate incentives for the disclosure of product quality because these clauses facilitate monopoly pricing in states of nature in which the quality of Author: Cristián Troncoso-Valverde. 3 B ‘Facilitating practices’ and ‘MFC restraints’ 6. The term ‘facilitating practice’10 is used as a convenient non-technical descriptor of activities in which firms engage to help coordinate their actions and avoid or reduce competition without the need for a meeting or other forms of explicit.

Price-matching guarantees are widely used in consumer and industrial markets. Previous studies argue that they are a marketing tactic that facilitates implicit price collusion. This is because once a store adopts this marketing tactic, its rivals can no longer steal its customers by undercutting its price, and hence they have little incentive to initiate price by: A Low Price Guarantees (LPG) is a promise made by a rm that it will reimburse the consumer if he nds a lower price elsewhere.

LPGs are used in a variety of markets, such as tires, consumer electronics, books, sporting goods, power tools and even ights and hotels. The extensive use of this policy raises the question of how it a ects consumers.

estimate the conditions that facilitate the two phenomena. In the next section, we will briefly mention the theoretical models relevant to collusion and price wars.

From a review of the empirical literature on airline collusion and price wars, we will discuss the identification of price wars and price collusion in section three.

Section three also. Abstract. We examine the effect of guaranteed lowest price clauses (G.L.P.). First, we correct the proof of Logan and Lutter’s main result that it is the unique equilibrium outcome for firms adopting G.L.P.

to charge collusive prices in a simultaneous pricing game, if one uses the trembling-hand perfect equilibrium as the solution : Jeong-Yoo Kim, Joon Yeop Kwon. To do so they advertise their prices above the agreed amount, then by conducting a Price Match Plus, refund the difference plus an extra amount making the new price lower than agreed.

With many firms offering similar products, it may be hard to believe that all firms offering Price Match policies are involved in some form of collusion. Consumer Preferences Among Low-price Guarantee Offers Stephen Baglione, Saint Leo University [email protected] Louis A.

Tucci, The College of New Jersey James Talaga, LaSalle University Abstract - The competitive realities of the marketplace force retailers to consider implementing low-price guarantees.

ECON Industrial Organization University of Oklahoma, Fall T/R, pm, Cate Center 1 and you are encouraged to read the entire book Low price guarantees Consumer search Oligopolistic third-degree price discrimination Readings: Edlin, A. \Do guaranteed-low-price policies guarantee high prices, and can.

Start studying MBA Econ Topic 5, 6 & 7. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. -Firm advertises a price and promises to "match" any lower price offered to a competitor or low-price guarantees -Other investments and expenditures needed to facilitate the exchange of inputs from buyer to seller.

Two of the three algorithms that we study have the theoretical potential to facilitate collusion: low-price matching and a trigger strategy. The third and presumably more competitive algorithm, which we refer to as undercutting, is drawn from the common retail practice of beating competitors' prices.

Many retailers offer price-matching guarantees (PMGs) whereby they promise their customers that any lower price offered by competition for an identical product will be matched. Suppliers sometimes also offer PMGs to consumers in their direct : Arcan Nalca. Major retailers in the USA offer money back guarantees (MBGs) under which they return money to dissatisfied customers.

Some of these retailers also offer low price guarantees (LPGs) under which they promise to refund price differences if buyers find a lower price after by: The literature on price guarantees can help us gain an insight into the likely effects on consumers from the PAC and MAC switching rules.

This literature provides little to no support for the switching procedure for Broadband and Mobile phones. The LPG Survey found that the most likely positive effect on consumers from price. Book It continues: Thanks guys for your support and recommendations.

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The competitive realities of the marketplace forces retailers to consider implementing low-price guarantees. Given that retailers will use low-price guarantees, which of the multitude of guarantees should be used. This paper examines the nature of low-price guarantees from the perspective of how consumers make trade-offs in different low-price guarantee by: 1.

For firms with a low-price guarantee, the promise of matching a lower price is a(n) _____ promise, because all firms will charge the same _____ price.

Suppose that Jack and Jill use a tit-for-tat scheme to encourage cartel pricing. Jill chooses the low price for two successive months, and then switches to the high price/5(3). But there’s a major downside to % Price Guarantees. You can get burned by resellers who’ll find an uber-low price, buy up all your stock with an additional discount and resell it on eBay at a profit.

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A Both firms will behave competitively and choose to set a low price B The firms will collude to set a high price C The Codfather will set a low price and First Plaice will set a high price.

Collusion and Corruption in Public Procurement - Care must be taken to ensure that the e-procurement procedure itself does not facilitate collusion, especially as this method eliminates the paper trail that might otherwise have provided evidence of bid rigging in the process.

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Without intentional interventions, the virtuous circle of high volume and low price is often blocked by perceptions of risk. When real money has to be invested now to meet uncertain future demand, most companies balk. Volume guarantees remove the long-term financial risk of increasing capacity by promising producers predictable long-term sales.

Summary of the literature on price guarantees1 Morten Hviid ESRC Centre for Competition Policy and UEA Law School July Abstract: This report provides a non-technical summary of the literature on price guarantees.

The theoretical literature demonstrates how price guarantees can harm consumers through. Start studying Finding Good Buys, Planning Purchases, and Shopping Options.

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The firm decides to enter the "low-price" segment with its new items. This is an example of .Reward Programs and Tacit Collusion. Byung-Do Kim, Mengze Shi, Kannan Srinivasan; Byung-Do Kim a low price in the first period, which leads to a larger market share in the heavy-user segment, will always be followed by a high price in the second period.

Loyalty Rewards Facilitate Tacit Collusion. 22 July | Journal of Economics Cited by: