23 Nov 2022 12:15

Daniel Garrett (University of Essex) - A dynamic theory of random price discounts

Meeting Room 1, San Giobbe Economics Campus

Economics Seminars are study seminars held on current research proposals or on studies carried out by eminent international researchers and teachers. They are an opportunity for discussion of new theories, developments, models and debates, focussing on various current economics topics.

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Daniel Garrett (University of Essex) - A dynamic theory of random price discounts” (joint work with Francesc Dilme)


A seller with commitment power sets prices over time. Risk-averse buyers arrive to the market and decide when to purchase. We obtain that the optimal price path is a “regular” price, with occasional episodes of sequential discounts that occur at random times. The optimal price path has the property that the price a buyer ends up paying is independent of his arrival and purchase times, and only depends on his valuation. Our theory accommodates empirical findings on the timing of discounts.


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Dipartimento di Economia (EcSeminars; CVera)

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