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Leasing versus Selling and Firm Efficiency in Oligopoly

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  • Saggi, Kamal
  • Vettas, Nikolaos

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We examine sales and leasing of a durable good in an asymmetric duopoly. We find that inefficient firms tend to lease more. While the low cost firm sells more than the high cost firm, the high cost firm leases more. Further, an increase in unit costs implies a higher ratio of leased units to sales. This pattern is reversed when the unit cost decreases significantly over time.

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Paper provided by Duke University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 99-07.

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Date of creation: 1999
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Publication status: Published in ECONOMICS LETTERS, Vol. 66, 2000, pages 361-368
Handle: RePEc:duk:dukeec:99-07

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  1. Kim, Jae-Cheol & Kim, Min-Young & Chun, Se-Hak, 2014. "Property tax and its effects on strategic behavior of leasing and selling for a durable-goods monopolist," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 132-144.
  2. Xiong, Yu & Yan, Wei & Fernandes, Kiran & Xiong, Zhong-Kai & Guo, Nian, 2012. "“Bricks vs. Clicks”: The impact of manufacturer encroachment with a dealer leasing and selling of durable goods," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 217(1), pages 75-83.
  3. Sagasta Elorza, Amagoia & Usategui Díaz de Otalora, José María, 2012. "Optimal overall emissions taxation in durable goods oligopoly," DFAEII Working Papers DFAEII;2012-18, University of the Basque Country - Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II.
  4. Poddar, Sougata, 2004. "Strategic choice in durable goods market when firms move simultaneously," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(2), pages 175-186, June.
  5. Goering, Gregory E., 2005. "Durable goods monopoly and quality choice," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(1), pages 59-66, March.

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