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Profit raising entry in a vertical structure

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In contrast to the usual belief, we show that entry in the final goods market increases profits of the incumbent final goods producers if there is free entry in the input market and the final goods are sufficiently differentiated. Thus, we extend Matsushima (2006).

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  • Mukherjee, Arijit, 2019. "Profit raising entry in a vertical structure," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 183(C), pages 1-1.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:183:y:2019:i:c:23
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2019.108543
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    Keywords

    Entry; Final goods; Input; Profit;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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