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Durable-Goods Monopoly, Increasing Marginal Cost and Depreciation

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This paper combines increasing marginal cost and depreciation in a continuous-time model of a durable-goods monopolist. In contrast to the case of increasing marginal cost but no depreciation (analyzed by C. Kahn) and the case of depreciation with constant marginal cost (analyzed by E. Bond and L. Samuelson), steady-state output in this model is less than in the competitive case. A turnpike result shows that choice of a long enough time horizon can make the equilibrium path of output in a finite-horizon game arbitrarily close to the path of the infinite-horizon game. Copyright 1997 by The London School of Economics and Political Science

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  • Driskill, Robert, 1997. "Durable-Goods Monopoly, Increasing Marginal Cost and Depreciation," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 64(253), pages 137-154, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:64:y:1997:i:253:p:137-54
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