Exchange Agreements Facilitate Collusion
A duopoly model with quantity competition is analyzed in which firms collude in two markets. There is specialization in production in order to promote efficiency. Firms may then either exclusively market one good each, or they may agree to exchange goods and cross-supply a part of the production to the other firm. It is shown that, compared to specialization in marketing, positive exchanges of goods relax the incentive constraints that limit the extent of collusion. Copyright Verein fü Socialpolitik and Blackwell Publishers Ltd 2001.
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Volume (Year): 2 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 (05)
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