Advance Production, Inventories, And Market Power: An Experimental Investigation
AbstractThis paper reports an experiment conducted to assess the effects of alterations in production conditions and product durability on market power in Bertrand-Edgeworth duopolies. Experiment results indicate that advance production increases market power in the sense that mean transaction prices increase relative to static Nash equilibrium predictions for a baseline market. In a similar way, a simple inventory option reduces market power. We also find that both advance production and inventory carryover undermine a strong tendency toward tacit collusion observed in our baseline duopoly markets.
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Volume (Year): 51 (2013)
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- Douglas D. Davis, 2010. "Advance Production, Inventories and Market Power: An Experimental Investigation," Working Papers 1001, VCU School of Business, Department of Economics, revised Jan 2011.
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