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Prof. Glenn Ellison Ph.D.

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December 2013: 'But even if some company swooped in and lowered search costs, that doesn’t necessarily mean that prices would fall as a result. Vendors could counteract the decrease in search costs by finding ways to make prices more difficult to compare — something known as “obfuscation,” studied by the M.I.T. economists Glenn Ellison and Sara Fisher Ellison.'


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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Organization Dec 16, 2013
Cooperation (past or present) Colleague/Co-worker of (past or present) Prof. Sara Fisher Ellison Ph.D. Person Dec 16, 2013

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Dec 03, 2013 The Wedding Fix Is In

QUOTE: Wedding vendors seemed to be trying to size me up to figure out how much I’m willing to pay; consumer advocates say this is a common practice, as is charging more for a given service for a wedding than for a “family function” or “corporate event.”...forms of what economists call price discrimination; it sounds unfair, but it’s perfectly legal, and it’s easier to get away with in markets where there’s little price transparency and consumers are relatively uninformed.

New York Times