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【9月22日】【CHLR应用微观讲座】Measuring Welfare Effects from Product Variety with Consumer Heterogeneity in Choice Sets

[发表时间]:2016-09-13 [来源]: [浏览次数]: 1407

    主   题: Measuring Welfare Effects from Product Variety with Consumer Heterogeneity in Choice Sets

    主讲人: 王艳菲

    摘   要: This paper develops and estimates a structural model of consumer demand for movies in which consumers are heterogeneous in their preferences and choice sets over movies. Consumers are heterogeneous in their choice sets because they do not consider the movies watched in the past as relevant choices contemporarily. The main finding of this study is that consumers prefer movies with lower prices, more showing screens, shorter time gap from releasing week and with time slot in holiday. We employ our model to analyze the import liberalization for U.S. movies to China since 2012. Counterfactual experiments show that consumer welfare increases by 22.31% due to the import liberalization. However, the import liberalization reduces the average market share of the other foreign movies more than that of domestic movies. Finally, if the heterogeneous choice sets across consumers are ignored, we show that there are biases in demand estimates and welfare effects in counterfactual experiment.

    关于主讲人: 王艳菲,首都经济贸易大学,国际经济管理学院助理教授,于2013年获得美国波士顿大学经济学博士,本科毕业于武汉大学,并于2008年获得经济学和数学双学士学位。她的研究方向为产业组织,卫生经济学,应用计量。

    时 间:2016年9月22日星期四16:10-17:00

    地 点:学术会堂南楼608室

    主办单位:人力资本与劳动经济研究中心

 About Yanfei Wang: She is an assistant professor at International School of Economics and Management of Capital University of Economics and Business. She finished her doctor degree at Boston University. Her research interest includes industrial organization, health economics and applied econometrics.

  Date: Sep, 22th, 2016  Time: 16:10-17:30 PM

  Location: Room 608, Academic Hall, CUFE


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