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Friday, March 9, 2018

Selling Gasoline as a By-Product: The Impact of Market Structure on Local Prices

Haucap, Justus ; Heimeshoff, Ulrich and Siekmann, Manuel discuss Selling Gasoline as a By-Product: The Impact of Market Structure on Local Prices.

ABSTRACT: We use a novel data set with exact price quotes from virtually all German gasoline stations to empirically investigate how a temporary variance in local market structure induced by restricted opening hours of specific players affects price competition. We find that, during their hours of opening, they have a significant negative price effect on nearby competitors.

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