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Mixed oligopoly and the choice of capacity

  • Lu, Yuanzhu
  • Poddar, Sougata

We analyze the capacity choice of firms under different time structures in a mixed oligopoly market, in which firms decide not only production quantities but also capacity scales. We show that the public firm never chooses excess capacity, while the private firm never chooses under capacity under all possible strategic environments.

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Volume (Year): 59 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 365-374

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