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Vertical Integration and Shared Facilities in Unregulated Industries

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In this paper we consider a market situation in which initially there is an unintegrated monopoly upstream that owns an essential facility and two downstream firms. Then the market is liberalized allowing upstream entry and vertical integration. The equilibrium entry mode--sharing the incumbent facility or building a new facility--is derived as well as the equilibrium market structure. Several policy prescriptions are set forth. Classification-JEL Codes: D43, D61, L22, L13, L41, L42

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Paper provided by Georgetown University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number gueconwpa~04-04-13.

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Date of creation: 13 Apr 2004
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Handle: RePEc:geo:guwopa:gueconwpa~04-04-13

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Keywords: Essential facilities; shared-facility agreements; Vertical integration; Strategic substitutes;

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  1. Felipe Balmaceda, 2009. "Mergers and CEO Power," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 165(3), pages 454-486, September.
  2. Felipe Balmaceda & Eduardo Saavedra, 2005. "Integración Vertical Eficiente y Compartimiento de Facilidades en Presencia de Entrada: Un Marco Conceptual," ILADES-Georgetown University Working Papers, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines inv168, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines.

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