Understanding retail gasoline pricing: An empirical approach

Tadas Bruzikas

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Abstract

Retail gasoline markets offer an abundance of price data at the daily and, more recently, hourly level. Firms in this industry use sophisticated price strategies. Moreover, there have been a number of important recent market developments. All this makes retail gasoline a promising industry to study in order to enhance our understanding of the functioning of markets.
We focus on several previously unexplored questions: What are the effects of the increasing importance of unmanned retailing on competition? What is the role of retail price recommendations and discounts in markets with significant inter-temporal price uncertainty? And finally, does lower price uncertainty always mean less search irrespective of consumer risk preferences? This thesis provides a number of insights into these issues.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Soetevent, Adriaan, Supervisor
  • Haan, Marco, Supervisor
  • Heijnen, Pim, Co-supervisor
  • Alessie, Rob, Assessment committee
  • Buehler, S., Assessment committee, External person
  • Moraga González, José, Assessment committee
Award date30-Mar-2017
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-367-9590-6
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-9589-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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