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A Family Hitch: Econometrics of the New and the Used Car Markets

Sylvain Prado

No 2010-4, EconomiX Working Papers from University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX

Abstract: Everybody knows that the new cars of today are used cars of tomorrow and some people assume a competition between new and used markets. There are numerous, preconceived ideas and academic theories regarding the interactions between primary and secondary markets. To investigate the relations, we provide a macroeconomic analysis of the French, the British and the US car markets. We aim at answering the following questions. What are the interactions between the new and the second-hand car markets? Can we use the interactions to estimate the car prices of tomorrow? Our results indicate that the relations appear limited for France and the UK, whereas the US market faces a Scitoscky mechanism. Furthermore, they illustrate that the interrelations are not strong enough to fully explain and forecast market patterns.

Keywords: second-hand market; automotive market; prices; causality; cyclical correlations; VAR. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 E31 E37 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 52 pages
Date: 2010
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