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Price versus quantity in a mixed duopoly

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  • Matsumura, Toshihiro
  • Ogawa, Akira

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We revisit the classic discussion of the endogenous choice of a price or a quantity contract, but in a mixed duopoly. We find that choosing the price contract is a dominant strategy for both firms, whether the goods are substitutes or complements.

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  • Matsumura, Toshihiro & Ogawa, Akira, 2012. "Price versus quantity in a mixed duopoly," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(2), pages 174-177.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:2:p:174-177
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.02.012
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    Keywords

    Cournot; Bertrand; Mixed markets; Differentiated products;
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    JEL classification:

    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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