In this paper we study the dynamic pricing strategies of a boundedly informed monopolist facing reference-dependent consumers. The monopolist is not aware of this behavioral feature of the consumers that is at the origin of the nonlinearity of an otherwise linear demand function. We identify the scenarios leading to a dynamic convergence to the optimizing strategy and at the same time we deepen the consequences of a failure in this process. In this way we are able to provide a behavioral explanation for the variability of prices and the high-low pricing strategy in monopolistic markets.

Tramontana, F., When a boundedly rational monopolist meets consumers with reference dependent preferences, <<JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR & ORGANIZATION>>, 2021; 184 (April): 30-45. [doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2021.01.026] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/168546]

When a boundedly rational monopolist meets consumers with reference dependent preferences

Tramontana, Fabio
2021

Abstract

In this paper we study the dynamic pricing strategies of a boundedly informed monopolist facing reference-dependent consumers. The monopolist is not aware of this behavioral feature of the consumers that is at the origin of the nonlinearity of an otherwise linear demand function. We identify the scenarios leading to a dynamic convergence to the optimizing strategy and at the same time we deepen the consequences of a failure in this process. In this way we are able to provide a behavioral explanation for the variability of prices and the high-low pricing strategy in monopolistic markets.
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Tramontana, F., When a boundedly rational monopolist meets consumers with reference dependent preferences, <<JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR & ORGANIZATION>>, 2021; 184 (April): 30-45. [doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2021.01.026] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/168546]
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