Replication data for: Who Benefits from Information Disclosure? The Case of Retail Gasoline
- Luco, Fernando
AbstractHow does online price disclosure affect competition when both consumers and firms can use the disclosed information? This paper addresses this question exploiting the sequential implementation of an online price-disclosure policy in the Chilean retail gasoline industry. The results show that disclosure increased margins by 9 percent on average, though the effects varied across the country depending on the intensity of local search behavior. Because margins increased the least, and even decreased, in high-search areas, where income is also higher, the results also show that price disclosure policies may have important distributional effects.
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DOI: 10.1257/mic.20170110 (Text)
Luco, Fernando. “Who Benefits from Information Disclosure? The Case of Retail Gasoline.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 11, no. 2 (May 2019): 277–305. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.20170110.
- ID: 10.1257/mic.20170110 (DOI)
Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13