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Allocational efficiency with heterogeneous firms: Disentangling love of variety and market power

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We analyze allocational efficiency and first-best industrial policy in monopolistic competition when love of variety is disentangled from market power and firms are heterogeneous.

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  • Jung, Benjamin, 2015. "Allocational efficiency with heterogeneous firms: Disentangling love of variety and market power," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 134(C), pages 141-143.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:134:y:2015:i:c:p:141-143
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2015.07.015
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    2. Jung, Benjamin & Kohler, Wilhelm, 2016. "Commercial Policies in the Presence of Input-Output Linkages," VfS Annual Conference 2016 (Augsburg): Demographic Change 145833, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    3. Kazuyoshi Ohki, 2016. "Welfare analysis and policy implications in Melitz-type model where markup differs across industries," ISER Discussion Paper 0984, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.

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    Keywords

    Allocational efficiency; Heterogeneous firms; Love of variety; Industrial policy;
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    JEL classification:

    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis

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