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Advertising competition in a mixed oligopoly

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  • Matsumura, Toshihiro
  • Sunada, Takeaki

We investigate a mixed oligopoly with misleading advertising competition. We find that, a welfare-maximizing public enterprise always engages in misleading advertising and that, an increase in the number of firms increases the profit and advertising level of each private firm.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 119 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 183-185

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:119:y:2013:i:2:p:183-185
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.02.021
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