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Multidimensional screening under nonlinear costs: Limits of standard approach

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  • Kokovin, Sergey
  • Nahata, Babu
  • Zhelobodko, Evgeny

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We generalize the usual screening approach and conditions for efficiency-at-the-top and acyclic property from linear to fixed-plus-separable or concave costs and multidimensional commodities. But under non-concave costs, like capacity constraints, an example shows a cycle in the solution graph. The cycle makes the standard screening solution non-implementable and approach inadequate.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 263-265

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:2:p:263-265

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Keywords: Nonlinear pricing Screening Graphs Capacity constraints Increasing returns;

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  1. Kokovin, Sergey & Nahata, Babu & Zhelobodko, Evgeny, 2013. "Dupuit conjecture for constrained screening: Overall distortion and type-partitioning," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(3), pages 439-441.
  2. Kokovin, S. & Nahata, B. & Zhelobodko, E., 2011. "All Solution Graphs in Multidimensional Screening," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, issue 11, pages 10-38.

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