If it's all the same to you: blurred consumer perception and market structure

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If it's all the same to you : blurred consumer perception and market structure. / Webb, Edward John Dorrell.

In: Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 50, No. 1, 02.2017, p. 1-25.

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Webb, EJD 2017, 'If it's all the same to you: blurred consumer perception and market structure', Review of Industrial Organization, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11151-016-9512-5

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Webb, E. J. D. (2017). If it's all the same to you: blurred consumer perception and market structure. Review of Industrial Organization, 50(1), 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11151-016-9512-5

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Webb EJD. If it's all the same to you: blurred consumer perception and market structure. Review of Industrial Organization. 2017 Feb;50(1):1-25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11151-016-9512-5

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Webb, Edward John Dorrell. / If it's all the same to you : blurred consumer perception and market structure. In: Review of Industrial Organization. 2017 ; Vol. 50, No. 1. pp. 1-25.

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