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Local retail prices, product variety and neighborhood change

Carozzi, Felipe, Gonzalez Pampillon, Nicolas and Zipitría, Leandro (2023) Local retail prices, product variety and neighborhood change. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. ISSN 1945-7731 (In Press)

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We study how local grocery markets within a city are affected by changes in housing markets. Our empirical strategy exploits a shift in the spatial distribution of construction activity induced by a large-scale, place-based tax exemption in the city of Montevideo. The introduction of new housing stock induced by the policy causes a reduction in grocery prices of 2.3%, and an increase in locally available product varieties. Using insights from a multiproduct model of imperfect competition and estimates for different types of stores, we show these changes are the result of incumbents’ response to an increase in local demand.

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Additional Information: © 2023 American Economic Association
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2023 23:24
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2023 10:12

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