Iwata, Shinichiro and Sumita, Kazuto and Fujisawa, Mieko (2012): Price competition in the spatial real estate market: Allies or rivals?
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This paper examines real estate pricing featuring the price response curve, both theoretically and empirically. The Bertrand model with differentiated products suggests that the price response of real estate may differ when properties in the vicinity are priced by an affiliated firm or one's own firm. This is because the firm can maintain the collusive state if real estate prices in the neighborhood are priced by allies, whereas it loses it if prices are priced by rivals. To examine this prediction, a spatial autoregressive model with autoregressive and heteroskedastic disturbances, including a share of allies in the vicinity, is estimated using data on the residential condominium market in central Tokyo. Empirical results provide support for the model prediction.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Price competition in the spatial real estate market: Allies or rivals?|
|Keywords:||Real estate prices; Strategic pricing; Spatial econometrics|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D21 - Firm Behavior: Theory
L - Industrial Organization > L8 - Industry Studies: Services > L85 - Real Estate Services
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models ; Multiple Variables > C31 - Cross-Sectional Models ; Spatial Models ; Treatment Effect Models ; Quantile Regressions ; Social Interaction Models
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design > D43 - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R3 - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location > R31 - Housing Supply and Markets
|Depositing User:||Shinichiro Iwata|
|Date Deposited:||19. Mar 2012 09:09|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 20:52|
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