The Consumer Gains from Direct Broadcast Satellites and the Competition with Cable Tv by Austan Goolsbee

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This paper examines direct broadcast satellites (DBS) as a competitor to cable. We first estimate a structural consumer level demand system for satellite, basic cable, premium cable and local antenna using micro data on almost 30 000 households in 317 markets, including extensive controls for unobserved product quality and allowing the distribution of… (More)

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@inproceedings{Petrin2004TheCG, title={The Consumer Gains from Direct Broadcast Satellites and the Competition with Cable Tv by Austan Goolsbee}, author={Amil Petrin and Lanier Benkard and Steve Berry and Severin Borenstein and Judy Chevalier and G. Crawford and Ulrich Kaiser and Kevin Murphy and Ariel Pakes}, year={2004} }