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Douglas S. West
University of Alberta
BusinessEconomicsMarketingMicroeconomicsIndustrial organization
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#1Andrew Eckert (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 11
#2Zhen He (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 2
Last. Douglas S. West (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 14
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Abstract The location of a store within a mall can affect the sales and profits of the store and its neighbors, and those of the mall׳s owner/developer. Because the interests of retail stores and the mall׳s owner/developer with respect to choice of location might not coincide, bargaining power might come into play. To assess empirically whether relative bargaining power as between a retail store and the mall owner/developer affects store location within a center, we focus on locations of stores ...
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#1Benjamin AtkinsonH-Index: 2
#2Andrew EckertH-Index: 11
Last. Douglas S. WestH-Index: 14
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#1Andrew Eckert (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 11
#2Zhen He (Bombardier Aerospace)H-Index: 2
Last. Douglas S. West (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 14
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Abstract In this paper, data on the internal compositions of 90 planned regional shopping centers in the five westernmost provinces in Canada are used to examine the locational pattern of stores in shopping centers, to see whether these locations are consistent with exploiting demand externalities and the physical features of the mall. The empirical relevance of so-called “rules of thumb” for locating stores in shopping centers is also assessed. We find that there is clustering of service stores...
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#1Andrew Eckert (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 11
#2Douglas S. West (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 14
In this paper, we study retail pricing in Canadian beer markets, where access to the liquor distribution system and the retail price list is restricted by government ownership and control of the system. We consider alternative explanations for price uniformity in the differentiated beer products market. While an analysis of retail beer price data from six Canadian provinces for a 10-year period shows that no single explanation of price uniformity strongly dominates the others, some of the result...
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#1Gregory K. DowH-Index: 17
#2Andrew EckertH-Index: 11
Last. Douglas S. WestH-Index: 14
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B. Curtis Eaton is one of Canada's leading microeconomists. As an applied economic theorist, Eaton has contributed greatly to industrial organization literature and has also worked in labour economics, economic geography, and organizational theory. The essays in this volume, by former students and present and former colleagues, call attention to the path-breaking work of Professor Eaton. The first two chapters provide a short overview of Eaton's research contributions and argue that his work lai...
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#1Andrew EckertH-Index: 11
#2Douglas S. WestH-Index: 14
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#1Benjamin Atkinson (Economic Policy Institute)H-Index: 2
#2Andrew Eckert (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 11
Last. Douglas S. West (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 14
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"Using gasoline station price data collected eight times per day for 103 d for 27 stations in Guelph, Ontario, it is found that, consistent with an informal theory of competitive gasoline pricing, stations set prices to match a small number of other stations. However, these matched stations are not necessarily the closest. While retailers frequently respond to price changes within 2 h, many take considerably longer. Finally, while price decreases do ripple across the market like falling dominos,...
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In Canada and the US, shopping center developers may impose 'radius restrictions' on tenants in their shopping centers, prohibiting tenants in a particular shopping center from opening another store within a certain radius. Whether a radius restriction is imposed on a chain will depend upon the relative bargaining positions of the chain and the developer. This paper presents an empirical analysis of regional shopping center composition in Canada, using variables that reflect the bargaining power...
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#1Andrew Eckert (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 11
#2Douglas S. West (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 14
This paper uses data on liquor retailing in Alberta since privatization to provide a description of the evolution of a privatized retail industry from the date of its creation. As well, this paper considers which factors contribute to the survival of stores and firms, and the growth and creation of retail liquor store chains. Location, and in particular whether a liquor store is located in a shopping center or near a supermarket, is associated with the survival of a liquor store.
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