Leasing versus selling and firm efficiency in oligopoly
AbstractWe examine sales and leasing of a durable good in an asymmetric duopoly. We find that inefficient firms tend to lease more. While the low cost firm sells more than the high cost firm, the high cost firm leases more. Further, an increase in unit costs implies a higher ratio of leased units to sales. This pattern is reversed when the unit cost decreases significantly over time.
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Volume (Year): 66 (2000)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
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- Saggi, Kamal & Vettas, Nikolaos, 1999. "Leasing versus Selling and Firm Efficiency in Oligopoly," Working Papers 99-07, Duke University, Department of Economics.
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
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