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An indifference result concerning collusion in spatial frameworks

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Using a general spatial model with two firms interacting repeatedly, we show that the condition for collusion sustainability is the same under uniform delivered pricing, discriminatory delivered pricing and discriminatory f.o.b. pricing.

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  • Colombo, Stefano, 2012. "An indifference result concerning collusion in spatial frameworks," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 18-21.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:reecon:v:66:y:2012:i:1:p:18-21
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rie.2011.03.001
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    1. Stefano Colombo, 2012. "Colluding on a Price Increase," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 12(4), pages 365-371, December.

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