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Handbook on the economics of retailing and distribution

Author: Emek Basker
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2016] ©2016
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"This Handbook explores and critically examines current research in economics and marketing science on key issues in retailing and distribution. Providing a rich perspective for the discussion of public policy, contributions from several disciplines and continents range from the history of chains and the impact of multinational retailers on international trade patterns to US merger policy in the retail context, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emek Basker
ISBN: 1783477377 9781783477371
OCLC Number: 918925280
Description: x, 494 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I Development. 1. Evolution of national retail chains : how we got here / Lucia Foster, John Haltiwanger, Shawn Klimek, C.J. Krizan and Scott Ohlmacher --
2. Evolution of technology in the retail sector / Emek Basker --
3. Retail productivity / Brian T. Ratchford --
4. Distribution services, technological change and the evolution of retailing and distribution in the twenty-first century / Roger R. Betancourt --
pt. II Vertical Organization. 5. Economics of retailer-supplier pricing relationships : theory and evidence / Howard Smith --
6. Dominant retailers and their impact on marketing channels / Anthony Dukes and Tansev Geylani --
7. Retailing and international trade / Horst Raff and Nicolas Schmitt --
8. Role of multinational retailers as foreign direct investment in developing countries / Ran Jing --
pt. III Horizontal Organization and Competition. 9. Empirical games of market entry and spatial competition in retail industries / Victor Aguirregabiria and Junichi Suzuki --
10. Entry regulation in retail markets / Andrea Pozzi and Fabiano Schivardi --
11. Horizontal merger analysis in retail markets / Daniel Hosken and Steven Tenn --
12. Price search and obfuscation : an overview of the theory and empirics / Sara Fisher Ellison --
13. Demand estimation with availability variation / William Hickman and Julie Holland Mortimer --
pt. IV Sectors. 14. Economics of retail markets for new and used cars / Charles Murry and Henry S. Schneider --
15. evolution of the supermarket industry : from A & P to Walmart / Paul B. Ellickson --
16. Retail gasoline markets / Michael D. Noel --
17. Evolution and impact of the general merchandise sector / Charles Courtemanche --
18. Internet effects on retail markets / Alejandro Zentner --
19. Two-sided e-commerce marketplaces and the future of retailing / Steven Tadelis --
pt. V Addendum. 20. Big data and the future of retail research / Minha Hwang.
Other Titles: Economics of retailing and distribution
Retailing and distribution
Responsibility: edited by Emek Basker.


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