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Vente à distance, internet et dynamique des prix

Philippe Askenazy, Claire Celerier and Delphine Irac

Working papers from Banque de France

Abstract: The share of retail sales made via distance selling has increased steadily, driven by Internet sales. Meanwhile, a large body of research has been devoted to measuring the impact of online shopping on consumer prices. These studies are based primarily on microeconomic data and they reveal contrasting effects due to diverging microeconomic behaviours. This paper aims to use a macro-sector estimation to show how the price-decreasing effects of Internet shopping outweigh the price-increasing effects. In that purpose, we use French price index series and distance selling sales covering about 30 sectors, from 1990 to 2007. We find that downward effects dominate: the recent development of distance selling, due to the development of online selling, results in lower prices.

Keywords: E-Commerce; Price; Competition. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 E31 L8 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
Date: 2010
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-com, nep-ict, nep-ind, nep-mic and nep-net
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