Fernandez, Jose and Nahata, Babu (2009): Pay What You Like.
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We show that when a seller of a di¤erentiated good o¤ers the product allowing consumers an option to pay what they like, then all consumers will never free ride in equilibrium when their valuations of the good are positive, and, under certain conditions, all will consumers would pay. Further, for the seller this pricing could be more pro�table than uniform pricing. If consumers consider the social cost of free riding, or not paying a "fair" price, then our results show that consumers, rather than free riding, may not opt for this option. Instead, they prefer to purchase the good at the market price from a price-setting firm.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Pay What You Like|
|Keywords:||pay-what-you-like pricing, self-selection, multidimensional screening, buffet pricing.|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D21 - Firm Behavior: Theory
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D11 - Consumer Economics: Theory
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C72 - Noncooperative Games
|Depositing User:||Jose Fernandez|
|Date Deposited:||15. Jul 2009 02:33|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 02:00|
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