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Private information in monopoly with random participation

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  • Saak, Alexander E.

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In a setting with random participation the seller achieves higher expected profits under intermediate private information when the heterogeneity in reservation utilities is not too small or too great.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 102 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 67-69

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:2:p:67-69

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Keywords: Monopoly Private information Random participation;

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