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  • Babu Nahata

    (Department of Economics, University of Louisville)

  • Serguei Kokovin

    (Department of Economics, Novosibirsk State University)

  • Evgeny Zhelobodko

    (Department of Economics, Novosibirsk State University)

Abstract

We analyze nonlinear pricing problem under monopoly using two hidden types of agents with linear demands and fully characterize all possible optimal solutions for both ordered and non-ordered demands. We show that both optimal packages can either contain Pareto-efficient quantities or one package can be undersized or oversized. All these effects are non- degenerate and are expected to hold for nonlinear demands. Surprisingly, the total output under nonlinear price discrimination with self- selection is neither unambigously realted to efficiency nor to the degree of monopoly power (demand elasticity). We also show that under limited range of parameters quantity premia can occur only when demands are ordered.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series General Economics and Teaching with number 0307002.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 03 Jul 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0307002

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Keywords: Principal-agent; self-selection; nonlinear pricing; package pricing; Pareto efficiency;

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  1. Katz, Michael L, 1983. "Non-Uniform Pricing, Output and Welfare under Monopoly," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 50(1), pages 37-56, January.
  2. Katz, Michael L, 1984. "Nonuniform Pricing with Unobservable Numbers of Purchases," Review of Economic Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 51(3), pages 461-70, July.
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  1. Kokovin, S. & Nahata, B. & Zhelobodko, E., 2011. "All Solution Graphs in Multidimensional Screening," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, issue 11, pages 10-38.
  2. Babu Nahata & Serguei Kokovin & Evgeny Zhelobodko, 2003. "Informational Structure and Effciency in Monopoly," General Economics and Teaching 0307004, EconWPA.
  3. Babu Nahata & Serguei Kokovin & Evgeny Zhelobodko, 2003. "Self-Selection Under Non-Ordered Valuations: Type-Splitting, Envy-Cycles, Rationing And Efficiency," General Economics and Teaching 0307001, EconWPA.
  4. Nahata, Babu & Ringbom, Staffan, 2007. "Price discrimination using linear and nonlinear pricing simultaneously," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 95(2), pages 267-271, May.
  5. Kokovin Sergey & Zhelobodko Evgeniy, 2008. "Diagnosing Efficiency of Distortion in Discrete Screening," EERC Working Paper Series 08/02e, EERC Research Network, Russia and CIS.
  6. Kimmo Berg & Harri Ehtamo, 2012. "Continuous learning methods in two-buyer pricing problem," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 75(3), pages 287-304, June.

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