Free riding and durable adoption: a test of color television consumption in rural China
Zhao Rong ()
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Using the consumption of color television sets in rural China, this paper documents the existence of a type of network effect – free riding across neighbors, which reduces the propensity of non-owners to purchase. I construct a model of timing the purchase of a durable good in the presence of free riding, and test its key implications using household survey data in rural China.
Keywords: Durables; Free Riding; Network Effects; Rural China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D12 L68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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