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Information disclosure to Cournot duopolists

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  • Eliaz, Kfir
  • Forges, Françoise

Abstract

We show that in a standard symmetric Cournot duopoly with unknown demand, the optimal information disclosure policy of an informed benevolent planner is to fully inform one of the duopolists and disclose no information to the other one. We discuss possible extensions of the result.

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  • Eliaz, Kfir & Forges, Françoise, 2015. "Information disclosure to Cournot duopolists," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 126(C), pages 167-170.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:126:y:2015:i:c:p:167-170
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.12.006
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    Keywords

    Cournot duopoly; Information structure; Verifiable information;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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