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Strategic Investment and Market Integration

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  • Ganslandt, Mattias

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    (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics)

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The competitive effect of international market integration in industries with imperfect competition is of great policy interest. This paper focuses on the link between monopolization and market segmentation. It presents a model of multi-market entry deterrence with or without market commitments. We derive sufficient conditions for entry deterrence with productive capacity in the multi-market game. It is shown that to deter entry in the multi-market game, the first-mover installs productions capacity which is strictly larger than the capacity needed to deter entry, if it is possible to assign parts of the capacity to specific markets. Market integration for production capacity may, thus, have a pro-competitive effect in international markets.

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Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 560.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 27 Jun 2001
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0560

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Keywords: Entry Deterrence; Multi-Market Competition; Market Integration;

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