Free entry and welfare with price discrimination
AbstractWe show that if firms in an industry engage in third-degree price discrimination, the number of firms in the free-entry equilibrium may be inefficiently low. This result is obtained even with set up costs and a price above marginal cost. We discuss the relevant implications that our result has for policy design.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.
Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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Free entry; Social welfare; Third-degree price discrimination; Oligopoly; Business stealing.;
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- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
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- C.C. von Weizsaker, 1980. "A Welfare Analysis of Barriers to Entry," Bell Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 11(2), pages 399-420, Autumn.
- Ghosh, Arghya & Morita, Hodaka, 2007. "Social desirability of free entry: A bilateral oligopoly analysis," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 25(5), pages 925-934, October.
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