Who benefits from price indexation?
We consider two products traded in two duopoly markets, where competition is assumed a la Hotelling. Firms A and B are operating in Market 1, while Firm B is also competing in Market 2 with Firm C. Prices in Market 2 are pegged linearly to the average price in Market 1. We show that price indexation has anticompetitive consequences that always benefit Firm A, and that benefit Firm B operating in both markets if the size of the reference market is large enough.
Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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