|Sector:||Behavioural | Behavioural and experimental economics | Consumer and firm behaviour | Consumer behaviour and protection | Public Policy|
|Tagged:||experiments quantitative analysis UK|
London Economics was commissioned by the Office of Fair Trading to undertake a behavioural economics study into how partitioned pricing, which is the practice of splitting the price of a good or service into multiple components, affects consumer decision making. The study builds upon earlier research by London Economics for the OFT on the impact of drip pricing, which is a form of partitioned pricing. Both studies show that drip pricing leads to a loss in consumer welfare, and that partitioned pricing practices impact upon consumer search and purchasing behaviour.