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Integer Pricing and Bertrand-Edgeworth Oligopoly with Strictly Convex Costs: Is It Worth More Than a Penny?

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  • Dixon, Huw David

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In this paper we analyze the implications of integer pricing for Bertrand Edgeworth oligopoly with strictly convex costs. When price is a continuous variable, there is a generic non-existence of pure-strategy equilibrium. In the case of integer pricing, this is not so. We characterize a set of possible single price equilibria around the competitive price, which if non-empty will constitute the set of single price equilibria if the industry is large enough. Furthermore, we provide an example in which the highest equilibrium price can be arbitrarily far from the competitive price. Copyright 1993 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the Board of Trustees of the Bulletin of Economic Research

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Volume (Year): 45 (1993)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 257-68

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Handle: RePEc:bla:buecrs:v:45:y:1993:i:3:p:257-68

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  1. Roy Chowdhury, Prabal, 2007. "Bertrand-Edgeworth equilibrium with a large number of firms," MPRA Paper 3353, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Massimo A. De Francesco, 2008. "Existence of pure strategy equilibrium in Bertrand-Edgeworth games with imperfect divisibility of money," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 12(29), pages 1-8.
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  4. Erdem Basci & Ismail Saðlam, 2001. "Bertrand-Edgeworth Equilibrium in a Cash-Advance Economy," Departmental Working Papers, Bilkent University, Department of Economics 0104, Bilkent University, Department of Economics.
  5. De Francesco, Massimo A., 2008. "Existence of pure strategy equilibria in Bertrand-Edgeworth games with imperfect divisibility of money," MPRA Paper 10826, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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