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Limit properties of Bertrand equilibria with exogenous entry

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  • Prabal Roy Chowdhury

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    (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

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For a large class of demand and cost functions, we characterize the limit equilibrium set under Bertrand oligopoly when entry is exogenous. Unless average cost is constant, we find that the folk theorem of perfect competition necessarily fails. We also relate our results to those in Novshek and Roy Chowdhury (2003).

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Paper provided by Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India in its series Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers with number 04-14.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ind:isipdp:04-14

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Keywords: Bertrand oligopoly; limit properties; exogenous entry; folk theorem;

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  1. Novshek, William & Chowdhury, Prabal Roy, 2003. "Bertrand equilibria with entry: limit results," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 795-808, June.
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