Second Best Pricing of Publically Produced Inputs: The Case of Downstream Imperfect Competition
AbstractEfficient second best pricing is examined for a public enterprise facing two distortions: a profit constraint and imperfect competition. We suggest a measure of downstream industry distortion for efficient pricing. The pricing rule constrains two elements: the shadow value of public profit and this measure of downstream distortion, whose sum determines whether the efficient second best input price is above or below marginal cost. Efficient pricing normally implies relative subsidization of imperfectly competitive downstream firms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 512.
Date of creation: 1982
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- Spencer, Barbara J. & Brander, James A., 1983. "Second best pricing of publicly produced inputs : The case of downstream imperfect competition," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 113-119, February.
- L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
- L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
- L68 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Appliances; Furniture; Other Consumer Durables
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