Essays in industrial organization

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Braido, Luís H. B.
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This thesis is composed of three articles, each one corresponding to a chapter. In the first chapter I analyze the extent to which the negative correlation between funds minimum initial application and fees can be explained by costs or rather reflect banks attempt to practice second-degree price discrimination. Using a structural model of consumer and pricing behavior I recover funds marginal cost and therefore compute how much of the fee variation are due to cost differences. In the second chapter I present a model of consumer and pricing behavior with switching costs to investigate how prices vary with different switching costs levels. In the third chapter I present a model of firm behavior in a oligopolistic market with two-part tariffs and heterogeneous agents. An estimation procedure is presented and a synthetic generated data is then used to recover the structural parameters.

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