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Sustainable collusion on separate markets

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  • Belleflamme, Paul
  • Bloch, Francis

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In a Cournot duopoly where firms incur a fixed cost for serving each market, collusion is easier to sustain with production quotas if the fixed cost is small enough, and with market sharing agreements if it is large enough.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 384-386

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Cited by:
  1. Kai Andree & Mike Schwan, 2012. "Collusive Market Sharing with Spatial Competition," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(4), pages 3357-3364.
  2. Yasunori Okumura, 2011. "A dynamic analysis of collusive networks," Review of Economic Design, Springer, vol. 15(4), pages 317-336, December.

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