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Vertical mergers and downstream spatial competition with different product varieties

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  • Beladi, Hamid
  • Chakrabarti, Avik
  • Marjit, Sugata

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We show how, in an industry where no downstream firm can produce all varieties demanded, a vertical merger with a monopoly upstream will induce each downstream firm (inside and out of the merger) to deviate from the socially optimal location.

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  • Beladi, Hamid & Chakrabarti, Avik & Marjit, Sugata, 2008. "Vertical mergers and downstream spatial competition with different product varieties," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 101(3), pages 262-264, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:101:y:2008:i:3:p:262-264
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    1. Eleftheriou, Konstantinos & Michelacakis, Nickolas J. & Papavassiliou, Vassilios G., 2016. "Addendum to Eleftheriou and Michelacakis (2016)," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 148(C), pages 53-54.
    2. Eleftheriou, Konstantinos & Michelacakis, Nickolas, 2015. "Vertical Mergers and Downstream Spatial Competition with Different Product Varieties, Revised and Corrected," MPRA Paper 68107, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Beladi, Hamid & Chakrabarti, Avik & Marjit, Sugata, 2010. "Sequential spatial competition in vertically related industries with different product varieties," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 106(2), pages 112-114, February.
    4. Beladi, Hamid & Chakrabarti, Avik & Hollas, Daniel, 2016. "A public firm in a vertically linked price discriminating spatial duopoly," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 59-63.
    5. Kourandi, Frago & Vettas, Nikolaos, 2010. "Endogenous Spatial Differentiation with Vertical Contracting," CEPR Discussion Papers 7948, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    6. Beladi, Hamid & Chakrabarti, Avik & Marjit, Sugata, 2010. "Cross-border merger, vertical structure, and spatial competition," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 109(2), pages 112-114, November.
    7. Beladi, Hamid & Chakrabarti, Avik & Marjit, Sugata, 2014. "A public firm in a model of spatial duopoly with price discrimination," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 123(1), pages 79-81.
    8. Eleftheriou, Konstantinos & Michelacakis, Nickolas, 2016. "A Comment on "Sequential Spatial Competition in Vertically Related Industries with Different Product Varieties"," MPRA Paper 73485, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Gabriel Courey, 2016. "Spatial price discrimination, monopoly upstream and convex costs downstream," Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Springer, vol. 9(2), pages 137-144, July.

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