Chappell, Henry and Guimaraes, Paulo and Ozturk, Orgul (2006): Confessions of an Internet Monopolist: Demand Estimation for a Versioned Information Good.
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We investigate profit-maximizing versioning plans for an information goods monopolist. The analysis employs data obtained from a web-based field experiment in which potential buyers were offered information goods in varied price-quality configurations. Maximum simulated likelihood (MSL) methods are used to estimate parameters describing the distribution of utility function parameters across potential buyers of the good. The resulting estimates are used to examine the impact of versioning on seller profits and market efficiency.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Confessions of an Internet Monopolist: Demand Estimation for a Versioned Information Good|
|Keywords:||Versioning, price discrimination, field experiment, maximum simulated likelihood|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D12 - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C8 - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs > C81 - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83 - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D42 - Monopoly
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C93 - Field Experiments
|Depositing User:||Orgul D. Ozturk|
|Date Deposited:||21. Aug 2008 01:15|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 00:00|
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