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The Pro-Competitive Effect of Two-Part Tariffs

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  • Gabrielsen, T.S.
  • Sorgard, L.

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Two producers delegate sales of differentiated products to common retailers, each with a monopoly position. Each producer can offer either a linear or a two-part tariff. In the single period game each producer's dominant strategy is to use a two-part tariff. If the two producers' products are sufficiently close substitutes and the discount factor is sufficiently high, both producers offering linear tariffs can be sustained as an equilibrium outcome in an infinitely repeated game.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bergen in its series Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen with number 175.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:bereco:175

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Keywords: PRICING ; GAMES;

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