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Quantity competition with access fees

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  • Harrison, Mark
  • Kline, J. Jude

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We analyze an oligopoly model where firms choose both quantities and access fees. Per unit prices are determined endogenously to equate quantity demanded with quantity supplied at each firm. In a Nash equilibrium of the game played by firms, the per unit prices equal mairginal cost and access fees may or may not extract all consumer surplus.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Volume (Year): 19 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3-4 (March)
Pages: 345-373

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Handle: RePEc:eee:indorg:v:19:y:2001:i:3-4:p:345-373

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