Consumption Externalities, Coordination and Advertising
Ivan Pastine and
No 2867, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
The aim of this Paper is to demonstrate that advertising can have an important function in markets with consumption externalities, apart from its persuasive and informative roles. We show that advertising may function as a device to coordinate consumer expectations of the purchasing decisions of other consumers in markets with consumption externalities. The implications of advertising as a coordinating device are examined in the pricing and advertising decisions of firms interacting strategically. While, at times, the one period advertising expense can exceed the one period monopoly profit, in equilibrium consumers will pay a premium for the more heavily advertised brand.
Keywords: advertising; consumption externalities; coordination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D62 L13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
CEPR Discussion Papers are free to download for our researchers, subscribers and members. If you fall into one of these categories but have trouble downloading our papers, please contact us at email@example.com
Journal Article: Comsumption Externalities, Coordination, and Advertising (2002)
Working Paper: Consumption externalities, coordination and advertising (2001)
Working Paper: Consumption Externalities, Coordination and Advertising (2000)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:2867
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://www.cepr.org/ ... ers/dp.php?dpno=2867
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Centre for Economic Policy Research, 33 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().