Understanding retail gasoline pricing: An empirical approach

Tadas Bruzikas


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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.
Originele taal-2English
KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
Toekennende instantie
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Soetevent, Adriaan, Supervisor
  • Haan, Marco, Supervisor
  • Heijnen, Pim, Co-supervisor
Datum van toekenning30-mrt-2017
Plaats van publicatie[Groningen]
Gedrukte ISBN's978-90-367-9590-6
Elektronische ISBN's978-90-367-9589-0
StatusPublished - 2017

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