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Vertical Differentiation and Entry Deterrence: A Reconsideration

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  • Usategui Díaz de Otalora, José María
  • Beloki, Lander
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    In this work we emphasize why market coverage should be considered endogenous for a correct analysis of entry deterrence in vertical differentiation models and discuss the implications of this endogeneity for that analysis. We consider contexts without quality costs and also contexts with convex fixed quality costs.

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    Paper provided by University of the Basque Country - Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II in its series DFAEII Working Papers with number 2005-06.

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    Keywords: vertical differentiation; market coverage; entry deterrence; quality competition;

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