Optimal Resource Allocation in General Cournot-competitive Equilibrium
AbstractConventional economic theory stipulates that output in Cournot competition is too low relative to that which is attained in perfect competition. We revisit this result in a General Cournot-competitive Equilibrium model with two industries that differ only in terms of productivity. We show that in general equilibrium, the more efficient industry produces too little and the less efficient industry produces too much compared to an optimal scenario with perfect competition. JEL classification: Cournot oligopoly ; GOLE (General Oligopolistic Equilibrium) ; industrial policy. JEL codes: D50 ; H21 ; L13
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Date of creation: 2013
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- Ervik, Inger Sommerfelt & Soegaard, Christian, 2013. "Optimal Resource Allocation In General Cournotcompetitive Equilibrium," Working Papers in Economics 05/13, University of Bergen, Department of Economics.
- D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
- H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
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