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Successive oligopolies and decreasing returns

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  • Jean Gabszewicz
  • Skerdilajda Zanaj

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    (CREA, University of Luxembourg)

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In this paper, we propose an example of successive oligopolies where the downstream firms share the same decreasing returns technology of the Cobb-Douglas type. We stress the differences between the conclusions obtained under the assumption and those resulting from the traditional example considered in the literature, namely, a constant returns technology.

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Paper provided by Center for Research in Economic Analysis, University of Luxembourg in its series CREA Discussion Paper Series with number 08-02.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:luc:wpaper:08-02

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Keywords: successive oligopolies; vertical integration; technology.;

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