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Entry in a Stackelberg perfect equilibrium

  • Arijit Mukherjee

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    (University of Nottingham, UK)

This paper considers welfare effects of entry when the incumbent firm behaves like a Stackelberg leader in the product market. In contrast to the existing literature, we show that entry may increase welfare for any cost asymmetries between the firms. Using a general demand function we show the condition for welfare improving entry.

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Volume (Year): 12 (2007)
Issue (Month): 33 ()
Pages: 1-6

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