The Evolution of Price Dispersion in China's Passenger Car Markets
19 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2013
Date Written: July 2013
This research identified the rising price dispersion of passenger cars in Chinese cities during the period from 2004 to 2006. The sources of the price differentials were then further explored. The theoretical and empirical analyses suggest that the income effect (as reflected by income differentials across Chinese cities) and the competition effect (as reflected by car supply differentials across Chinese cities) largely account for regional automobile price differentials across China.
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