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Backward Integrated Information Gatekeepers and Independent Divisions in the Product Market

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  • Chen Jihui

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This paper examines the welfare effects of vertical integration by an "information gatekeeper" into the product market it serves. Both the integrated gatekeeper and competing firms in the product market earn higher profits, but social welfare declines.

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  • Chen Jihui, 2008. "Backward Integrated Information Gatekeepers and Independent Divisions in the Product Market," The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 8(1), pages 1-10, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bejtec:v:8:y:2008:i:1:n:7
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