Vertical Differentiation in a Cournot Industry: The Porter Hypothesis and Beyond
AbstractWe modify the vertically differentiated duopoly model by André et al. (2009) replacing Bertrand with Cournot behaviour to show that firms may spontaneously adopt a green technology even in the complete absence of any form of regulation.
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