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Optimal Price Discrimination

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  • John Hartwick

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Since the raising of revenue to finance declining cost industries which price output according to marginal cost by price discrimination has been proposed (Lipsey and Steiner (1972) and Samuelson (1972)), we direct attention to the general problem of a central authority optimally raising revenue by price discrimination. We derive conditions which comprise the modern versions of the Ramsey Tax Rule as special cases.

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Paper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 237.

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Length: 10
Date of creation: 1976
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Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:237

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  1. Yann Braouezec, 2013. "The Welfare Effects of Regulating the Number of Market Segments," Working Papers 2013-ECO-11, IESEG School of Management.
  2. Braouezec, Yann, 2012. "Customer-class pricing, parallel trade and the optimal number of market segments," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 30(6), pages 605-614.

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