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Replication data for: Airline Pricing, Price Dispersion, and Ticket Characteristics on and off the Internet

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Sengupta, Anirban
  • Wiggins, Steven N.
Publication Date
2014-01-04
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper uses transaction data to investigate the effects of Internet purchase on airline fares. Our data include ticket characteristics, restrictions, flight load factors, and dates and channel of purchase. Controlling for ticket and flight characteristics, online purchasers pay about 11 percent less than offline purchasers, which seems rooted in more efficient shopping. The results do not support a spillover in terms of reduced fares or dispersion from greater Internet shopping. The paper also uses the data to reevaluate the relationship between market concentration and fares, but fails to identify any statistically significant, robust relationship.
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  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.6.1.272 (Text)
Publications
  • Sengupta, Anirban, and Steven N. Wiggins. “Airline Pricing, Price Dispersion, and Ticket Characteristics On and Off the Internet.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6, no. 1 (February 2014): 272–307. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.6.1.272.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.6.1.272 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Sengupta, Anirban; Wiggins, Steven N. (2014): Replication data for: Airline Pricing, Price Dispersion, and Ticket Characteristics on and off the Internet. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114851