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Dupuit conjecture for constrained screening: Overall distortion and type-partitioning

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  • Kokovin, Sergey
  • Nahata, Babu
  • Zhelobodko, Evgeny

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In screening with non-concave costs: (i) cycles of active IC constraints can make all packages distorted; (ii) standard screening can be less profitable than price discrimination within a consumer type using first-come-first-served rationing.

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  • Kokovin, Sergey & Nahata, Babu & Zhelobodko, Evgeny, 2013. "Dupuit conjecture for constrained screening: Overall distortion and type-partitioning," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(3), pages 439-441.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:3:p:439-441
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.12.019
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    1. Andersson, Tommy, 2008. "Efficiency properties of non-linear pricing schedules without the single-crossing condition," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(2), pages 364-366, May.
    2. Babu Nahata & Serguei Kokovin & Evgeny Zhelobodko, 2003. "Self-Selection Under Non-Ordered Valuations: Type-Splitting, Envy-Cycles, Rationing And Efficiency," General Economics and Teaching 0307001, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Kokovin, Sergey & Nahata, Babu & Zhelobodko, Evgeny, 2010. "Multidimensional screening under nonlinear costs: Limits of standard approach," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 107(2), pages 263-265, May.
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    1. repec:spr:annopr:v:253:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s10479-016-2320-3 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Sergey Kokovin & Babu Nahata & Evgeny Zhelobodko, 2014. "Distortion in Screening and Spatial Preferences," HSE Working papers WP BRP 83/EC/2014, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
    3. Chao, Yong & Nahata, Babu, 2015. "The degree of distortions under second-degree price discrimination," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 137(C), pages 208-213.

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    Keywords

    Screening; Nonlinear pricing; Non-concave cost; Capacity constraint; Overall inefficiency;

    JEL classification:

    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • L12 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies

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