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The price discrimination effect of a large merger of parking garages

Romain de Nijs

Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 117, issue 3, 928-931

Abstract: This note investigates the effects of a large horizontal merger on the shape of the 1-to-12 h price menus offered by parking garages in Paris. The merger caused low-end prices to increase proportionally more than high-end prices. This results in larger discounts on longer hours and hence in more price discrimination between short-term and long-term motorists.

Keywords: Horizontal merger; Difference-in-differences; Price discrimination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L1 L4 L9 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.07.018

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