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Nonlinear pricing and competition intensity in a Hotelling-type model with discrete product and consumer types

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  • Hernandez, Manuel A.

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This paper develops a Hotelling model with discrete product and consumer types. We analyze the impact of horizontal differentiation (competition intensity) on relative prices. We find that the optimal price ratio of high- to low-quality products decreases with less competition.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 174-177

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:110:y:2011:i:3:p:174-177

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Keywords: Nonlinear pricing Product differentiation Competition intensity Discrete model;

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  2. J. Miguel Villas-Boas & Udo Schmidt-Mohr, 1999. "Oligopoly with Asymmetric Information: Differentiation in Credit Markets," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 30(3), pages 375-396, Autumn.
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