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Oligopoly Equilibria “à la Stackelberg” in Pure Exchange Economies

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  • Ludovic A. Julien

    (Economix, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre)

  • Fabrice Tricou

    (Economix, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre)

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This paper introduces two equilibrium concepts which extend the notion of Stackelberg competition to cover a general equilibrium framework. From the benchmarks of Cournot-Walras economies and the strategic market games, the introduction of an active leader modifies the working of market power and the configuration of strategic interactions. In the context of a simple pure exchange economy, asymptotic identification and welfare results are thus obtained, about Stackelberg general equilibria, compared to Cournot general equilibria and to the competitive equilibrium.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES) in its series Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) with number 2010023.

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Date of creation: 01 Jun 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvre:2010023

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Keywords: General equilibrium; Oligopolistic Competition;

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  1. Ludovic A. Julien & Fabrice Tricou, 2008. "Market Price Mechanisms and Stackelberg General Equilibria," EconomiX Working Papers 2008-29, University of Paris West - Nanterre la Défense, EconomiX.
  2. Julien, Ludovic A., 2013. "On Stackelberg competition in strategic multilateral exchange," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(1), pages 59-75.

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