Peak-Load v. Discriminatory Pricing: Evidence from the Golf Industry

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Michael T. Maloney

Clemson University - John E. Walker Department of Economics

Frank Limehouse

Chicago Census Research Data Center; U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies

Kurt W. Rotthoff

Seton Hall University - W. Paul Stillman School of Business

Date Written: September 19, 2011

Abstract

Using a unique dataset on the golf industry we analyze the weekend premium in golf course fees. Since both peak-load pricing and price discrimination may be at play, we attempt to separate these two forms of pricing. We find that as competition increases there is a decrease in the weekend premium, which we attribute to price discrimination. Additionally, we find that resort courses and courses heavily dependent on tourism have less differential pricing, which we attribute to less peak demand and less peak-load pricing.

Keywords: Peak-Load Pricing, Price Discrimination, Golf

JEL Classification: L11, L83, L33

Suggested Citation

Maloney, Michael T. and Limehouse, Frank and Rotthoff, Kurt W., Peak-Load v. Discriminatory Pricing: Evidence from the Golf Industry (September 19, 2011). Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 40, No. 3, Pages 151-165. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1619482

Michael T. Maloney

Clemson University - John E. Walker Department of Economics ( email )

Clemson, SC 29634
United States
864-656-3430 (Phone)
864-656-4192 (Fax)

Frank Limehouse

Chicago Census Research Data Center ( email )

230 S. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60657
United States

U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies ( email )

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Washington, DC 20233
United States

Kurt W. Rotthoff (Contact Author)

Seton Hall University - W. Paul Stillman School of Business ( email )

400 S Orange Avenue
JH 674
South Orange, NJ 07079
United States
973-761-9102 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://pirate.shu.edu/~rotthoku/

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