Recycling With Endogeneous Consumer Participation
AbstractWe show that the cost of sorting and the network effects jointly determine the rate of participation of consumers in the process of recycling. The dominant producer of virgin material takes into account the recycling activities when it makes its pricing decision. The network effects can create multiplicity of steady-state equilibria. The government can improve welfare by influencing equilibrium selection.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by McGill University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 2006-23.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2006
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- D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing
- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
- Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
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