CFDP 1440

To Bundle or Not to Bundle

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Publication Date: October 2003

Pages: 12

Abstract: 

Commodity bundling is studied in an environment where the dispersion of valuations unambiguously decreases when two or more goods are sold as a bundle only. Bundling is more likely to dominate separately selling the goods if marginal costs are low relative to the average valuation, or if the distribution of valuations is very peaked around the mean.

Keywords: 

Monopolistic pricing, Bundling, Peakedness

JEL Classification Codes:  L11, L12