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Two-Stage Quantity-Setting Games and Tacit Collusion

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  • Kazuhiro Ohnishi

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This paper considers a two-stage quantity-setting duopoly model. The paper classifies demand functions into the following four cases in terms of the goods relevance and strategic relevance between both firms: ‘substitute goods and strategic substitutes’, ‘substitute goods and strategic complements’, ‘complementary goods and strategic complements’ and ‘complementary goods and strategic substitutes’. The paper correlates each case with two opposite strategic commitments. The paper examines the possibility of tacit collusion in each of four cases.

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  • Kazuhiro Ohnishi, 2011. "Two-Stage Quantity-Setting Games and Tacit Collusion," Finnish Economic Papers, Finnish Economic Association, vol. 24(1), pages 64-77, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:fep:journl:v:24:y:2011:i:1:p:64-77
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    1. Susan Athey & Kyle Bagwell & Chris Sanchirico, 2004. "Collusion and Price Rigidity," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 71(2), pages 317-349.
    2. Luca Colombo & Paola Labrecciosa, 2007. "Sustaining Collusion under Economic Integration," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 15(5), pages 905-915, November.
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    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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