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Can Quality Certification Lead to Stable Cartels?

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  • Stéphan Marette
  • John Crespi

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Industrial Organization.

Volume (Year): 23 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (August)
Pages: 43-64

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Handle: RePEc:kap:revind:v:23:y:2003:i:1:p:43-64

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Keywords: antitrust; asymmetric information; cartel-formation process; signal;

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