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Strong time-consistency in the cartel-versus-fringe model

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  • Groot, Fons
  • Withagen, Cees
  • de Zeeuw, Aart

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In the seventies and eighties, the theory of exhaustible natural resources developed a branch, which was called the cartel-versus-fringe model, to characterize markets with one large coherent cartel and a big number of small suppliers named the fringe.It was considered appropriate to use the von Stackelberg solution concept but because solutions could only be derived in an open-loop framework time-inconsistency resulted.This paper solves time-inconsistency in the cartel-versus-fringe model and provides the feedback von Stackelberg equilibrium for all cost configurations.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Volume (Year): 28 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 287-306

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Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:28:y:2003:i:2:p:287-306

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