Researchers

Hampus Poppius

Hampus Poppius

Hampus Poppius

Research areas

Industrial Organization, Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics.

Research description

My research is empirical and mainly about pricing and anti-competitive behavior. I use data from a price comparison website to study online retailers pricing stratgies in several regards. For example, I find that prices increase when the competing retailers meet in multiple markets. This shows that multimarket contact relaxes competition and facilitates tacit collusion.

In a different study I investigate how music distractions drive consumer choice in a field experiment in fast-food restaurants. We find that distracted consumers buy less. In another study I test if schools are more likely to grade leniently when competition is fiercer.

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