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Do Other Firms Matter in Oligopolies?

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  • Haskel, Jonathan
  • Scaramozzino, Pasquale

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This paper examines how firms interact with their rivals. The main novelty of the authors' approach is that they let conjectural variations depend on the actual ability of other firms to react, which they measure by both the physical capacity and financial status of firms. The authors' main findings are twofold. First, physical and financial capacity significantly affect conjectures. Second, the authors recover the implied conjectural variations and reject homogeneous conjectures. They generally find that leaders expect aggressive responses and followers are Cournot players. Copyright 1997 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Haskel, Jonathan & Scaramozzino, Pasquale, 1997. "Do Other Firms Matter in Oligopolies?," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 45(1), pages 27-45, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:45:y:1997:i:1:p:27-45
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    1. Aldaba, Rafaelita M., 2008. "Can Imports Discipline Collusive Firms? The Case of the Philippine Cement Industry," Discussion Papers DP 2008-01, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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    5. Isayenko Oleksiy & Maryanchyk Ivan, 2006. "Market power in oligopoly: The case of the Ukrainian cement industry," EERC Working Paper Series 06-06e, EERC Research Network, Russia and CIS.
    6. Steven Pilloff, 1999. "Does the Presence of Big Banks Influence Competition in Local Markets?," Journal of Financial Services Research, Springer;Western Finance Association, vol. 15(3), pages 159-177, May.
    7. Aune, Finn Roar & Mohn, Klaus & Osmundsen, Petter & Rosendahl, Knut Einar, 2010. "Financial market pressure, tacit collusion and oil price formation," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 389-398, March.
    8. Sophocles N. Brissimis & Theodora S. Kosma, 2006. "Market Conduct, Price Interdependence and Exchange Rate Pass-Through," Working Papers 51, Bank of Greece.
    9. Rafaelita M. Aldaba, 2008. "Can Imports Discipline Collusive Firms? Case of the Philippine Cement Industry," Microeconomics Working Papers 22608, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.

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    JEL classification:

    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L65 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Chemicals; Rubber; Drugs; Biotechnology; Plastics
    • L68 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Appliances; Furniture; Other Consumer Durables
    • L73 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Forest Products

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