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Third-Degree Price Discrimination, Consumption Externalities and Social Welfare

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  • Takanori Adachi

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This paper analyses monopolistic third-degree price discrimination in the presence of consumption externalities within two separate markets. Assuming linear inverse demands, we investigate an associated change in social welfare (the sum of the consumers' surpluses and the producer's profit) with the regime change from uniform pricing to price discrimination when both markets are open under either regime. It is shown that social welfare can improve even if total output is unaffected by the regime change. Moreover, it is possible that the sum of the consumers' surpluses also increases. Copyright (c) The London School of Economics and Political Science 2005.

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  • Takanori Adachi, 2005. "Third-Degree Price Discrimination, Consumption Externalities and Social Welfare," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 72(285), pages 171-178, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:72:y:2005:i:285:p:171-178
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    1. Takanori Adachi & Noriaki Matsushima, 2014. "The Welfare Effects Of Third-Degree Price Discrimination In A Differentiated Oligopoly," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 52(3), pages 1231-1244, July.
    2. Galera, Francisco & Zaratiegui, Jesus M., 2006. "Welfare and output in third-degree price discrimination: A note," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 24(3), pages 605-611, May.
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