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Nonprofit and profit companies in monopolistic competition

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  • Skak, Morten

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    (Department of Business and Economics)

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A homogenous goods market with nonprofit and profit companies engaged in monopolistic competition is proposed. In a short run equilibrium, entrance of more companies of both types increases consumer surplus and reduces company profit. However, nonprofit companies under a long run zero profit constraint will act inefficiently and have higher marginal costs than profit companies. From this follows that more funds for donations to nonprofit companies reduce the welfare to be gained on the market. Depending on the size of donations, nonprofit companies may have higher, the same or lower (quality) output than profit companies.

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Paper provided by Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark in its series Discussion Papers of Business and Economics with number 1/2011.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:sdueko:2011_001

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Keywords: Nonprofit; Market structure; Monopolistic competition; Efficiency; Funding; Donations; Grants; Welfare;

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