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Governments and Producers in Multinational Markets: A Mixed Oligopoly Analysis

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  • Ali Dadpay

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This paper extends the existing mixed oligopoly analysis by studying the case where governments do not have the same attitude toward producers’ surplus in a multinational market. It demonstrates that governments’ emphasis on profitability might discourage them from joining a coordinated privatization process with the other governments. Thus the governments do not always face a prisoners’ dilemma in privatizing their national firms as suggested previously. It also demonstrates that private sector increases its production when governments appreciate producers’ surplus more than consumers’.

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Article provided by Duncker & Humblot, Berlin in its journal Applied Economics Quarterly.

Volume (Year): 56 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 211-230

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Handle: RePEc:aeq:aeqaeq:v56_y2010_i2_q2_p211-230

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Keywords: mixed oligopoly; producers’ surplus; multinational markets;

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