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Joint Production Games with Mixed Sharing Rules

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  • Hartley, Roger

    (Keele University)

  • Richard Cornes

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We study joint production games under a mixed sharing rule in which part of the ouput (the mixing parameter) is shared in proportion to inputs and the rest according to exogenously determined shares. We show that this game has a unique Nash equilibrium and discuss comparative statics. When the game is large, we show that players unanimously prefer the same value of the mixing parameter: the equilibrium elasticity of production. At this value, the equilibrium allocation is fully efficient. Our approach heavily exploits the fact that payoffs depend only on a player's input and the aggregate input.

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Paper provided by Royal Economic Society in its series Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2003 with number 99.

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Keywords: production externalities; non-cooperative games;

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  1. Richard Cornes & Roger Hartley, 2009. "Fully Aggregative Games," ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics 2009-505, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics.
  2. Dickson, Alex & Hartley, Roger, 2008. "The strategic Marshallian cross," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 64(2), pages 514-532, November.

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