AbstractIn this paper I consider a monopolistic screening model with continuum of types when the type set is a disconnected subset of the real line. I prove that the product line remains connected provided that the gap in the type space is sufficiently small. I also use the results to show that the inverse screening problem may be ill-defined.
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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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screening; product line; quality gap;
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