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Price vs. quantity competition in a vertically related market

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  • Alipranti, Maria
  • Milliou, Chrysovalantou
  • Petrakis, Emmanuel

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This paper demonstrates that the standard conclusions regarding the comparison of Cournot and Bertrand competition are reversed in a vertically related market with upstream monopoly and trading via two-part tariffs. In such a market, downstream Cournot competition yields higher output, lower wholesale prices, lower final prices, higher consumers’ surplus, and higher total welfare than Bertrand competition.

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  • Alipranti, Maria & Milliou, Chrysovalantou & Petrakis, Emmanuel, 2014. "Price vs. quantity competition in a vertically related market," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 124(1), pages 122-126.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:124:y:2014:i:1:p:122-126
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.05.002
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    Keywords

    Cournot; Bertrand; Vertical relations; Two-part tariffs;

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation

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