Madden, Gary G and Coble-Neal, Grant (2005): Australian residential telecommunications consumption and substitution patterns. Published in: Review of Industrial Organization No. 26 (2005): pp. 325-347.
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Better telecommunications pricing decisions are able to be made when more complete information concerning relationships among services is available. This study analyses residential fixed-line and mobile telephony, and Internet access and usage demands in an encompassing framework. The discrete-continuous framework allows for service interaction within and between service portfolios. Model estimation is based on the examination of data collected from a country-wide survey of Australian households. In particular, observed service portfolios (household consumption patterns at prevailing access prices and estimated average service usage prices), income and demographic characteristic data are collected. These data also allow the modelling to potentially identify market segments based on income and other household characteristics.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Australian residential telecommunications consumption and substitution patterns|
|Keywords:||service subscription and usage; substitution patterns; telecommunications pricing|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure ; Size Distribution of Firms
L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L69 - Other
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D12 - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
|Depositing User:||Gary G Madden|
|Date Deposited:||29. Sep 2008 09:18|
|Last Modified:||26. Feb 2015 14:25|
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