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Replication data for: A Quantitative Analysis of the Used-Car Market

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  • Gavazza, Alessandro
  • Lizzeri, Alessandro
  • Roketskiy, Nikita
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  • Abstract

    We quantitatively investigate the allocative and welfare effects of secondary markets for cars. An important source of gains from trade in these markets is the heterogeneity in the willingness to pay for higher-quality (newer) goods, but transaction costs are an impediment to instantaneous trade. Calibration of the model successfully matches several aggregate features of the U.S. and French used-car markets. Counterfactual analyses show that transaction costs have a large effect on volume of trade, allocations, and the primary market. Aggregate effects on consumer surplus and welfare are relatively small, but the effect on lower-valuation households can be large.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.11.3668 (Text)
  • Gavazza, Alessandro, Alessandro Lizzeri, and Nikita Roketskiy. “A Quantitative Analysis of the Used-Car Market.” American Economic Review 104, no. 11 (November 2014): 3668–3700.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.104.11.3668 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Gavazza, Alessandro; Lizzeri, Alessandro; Roketskiy, Nikita (2014): Replication data for: A Quantitative Analysis of the Used-Car Market. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.