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Profit Raising Entry

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  • ARIJIT MUKHERJEE
  • LAIXUN ZHAO

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Common wisdom suggests that entry reduces profits of the incumbent firms. On the contrary, we show that if the incumbents differ in marginal costs and the entrants behave like Stackelberg followers, entry may benefit the incumbents who are relatively cost efficient while it always hurts the cost inefficient incumbents. However, the outputs of all incumbents may be higher under entry.
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  • Arijit Mukherjee & Laixun Zhao, 2009. "Profit Raising Entry," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 57(4), pages 870-870, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:57:y:2009:i:4:p:870-870
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6451.2009.00403.x
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    1. Naylor, Robin & Soegaard, Christian, 2018. "The Effects of Entry in Oligopolistic Trade with Bargained Input Prices," Economic Research Papers 269084, University of Warwick - Department of Economics.
    2. Haraguchi, Junichi & Matsumura, Toshihiro, 2018. "Multiple Long-Run Equilibria in a Free-Entry Mixed Oligopoly," MPRA Paper 86704, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Wang, Leonard F.S. & Zeng, Chenhang & Zhang, Qidi, 2019. "Indirect taxation and undesirable competition," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 181(C), pages 104-106.
    4. Haraguchi, Junichi & Matsumura, Toshihiro, 2017. "Firms' Costs, Profits, Entries, and Innovation under Optimal Privatization Policy," MPRA Paper 80927, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Mukherjee, Arijit, 2019. "Profit raising entry in a vertical structure," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 183(C), pages 1-1.
    6. Naylor, Robin A & Soegaard, Christian, 2014. "The Effects of Entry in Oligopoly with Bargained Wages," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1044, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    7. Yamada, Mai, 2016. "The Optimal Trading Partner for an Upstream Monopolist," MPRA Paper 70325, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Bakaouka, Elpiniki & Milliou, Chrysovalantou, 2018. "Vertical licensing, input pricing, and entry," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 66-96.
    9. Junichiro Ishida & Toshihiro Matsumura & Noriaki Matsushima, 2011. "Market Competition, R&D And Firm Profits In Asymmetric Oligopoly," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 59(3), pages 484-505, September.
    10. Wang, Leonard F.S. & Lee, Jen-yao, 2013. "Foreign penetration and undesirable competition," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 729-732.
    11. Elpiniki Bakaouka & Chrysovalantou Milliou, 2017. "Vertical Licensing, Input Pricing, and Entry," CESifo Working Paper Series 6316, CESifo Group Munich.
    12. Lee, DongJoon & Choi, Kangsik, 2018. "The efficiency of competing vertical chains with network externalities," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 168(C), pages 1-5.
    13. Wang, Leonard F.S. & Zeng, Chenhang & Zhang, Qidi, 2019. "Indirect taxation and consumer welfare in an asymmetric Stackelberg oligopoly," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 50(C).
    14. Arijit Mukherjee & Achintya Ray, 2014. "Entry, Profit and Welfare under Asymmetric R&D Costs," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 82(3), pages 284-295, June.

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