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Co-Production and Reversed Cream-Skimming in Quasi-markets

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  • F. DELBONO

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  • D. LANZI

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    (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM/University of Bologna, Italy)

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    In this paper, we provide a very simple model to shed light on the issue of managed competition in mixed quasi-markets (i.e. regulated markets in which social and for-profit firms coexist). In doing this, we consider the literature on mixed oligopolies as a reasonable reference point and try to enrich it with the idea of quasi-market. Firstly, our results show that social firms serve the relatively richer portion of the population. Only relatively poor consumers buy units of service from the profit-oriented firm. Secondly, the socially-preferable form of managed competition is to introduce co-production practices and, hence, to raise profit-oriented firm’s production costs. The diffusion of co-production paradigms ensures maximal service quality and eliminates mark-up from the market.

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    Article provided by Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in its journal Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali.

    Volume (Year): 120 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 201-214

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    Handle: RePEc:vep:journl:y:2012:v:120:i:2:p:201-214

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    Keywords: Quasi-Markets; Competition; Regulation; Mixed Oligopoly; Social Firm;

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