Successive oligopolies and decreasing returns
AbstractIn this paper, we propose an example of successive oligopolies where the downstream firms share the same decreasing returns technology of the Cobb-Douglas type. We stress the differences between the conclusions obtained under this assumption and those resulting from the traditional example considered in the literature, namely, a constant returns technology.
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successive oligopolies; vertical integration; technology.;
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- Jean J., GABSZEWICZ & Skerdilajda, ZANAJ, 2008. "Successive oligopolies and decreasing returns," Discussion Papers (ECON - DÃ©partement des Sciences Economiques) 2008033, Université catholique de Louvain, Département des Sciences Economiques.
- Jean Gabszewicz & Skerdilajda Zanaj, 2008. "Successive oligopolies and decreasing returns," CREA Discussion Paper Series 08-02, Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg.
- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
- L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
- L42 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Vertical Restraints; Resale Price Maintenance; Quantity Discounts
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- NEP-ALL-2008-11-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2008-11-25 (Business Economics)
- NEP-COM-2008-11-25 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-IND-2008-11-25 (Industrial Organization)
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