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Cost Pass-Through with Network Externalities

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  • Anna Laura Baraldi

    (Department of European Studies, Second University of Naples, Italy)

  • Christian Rojas

    (Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts¡XAmherst, U.S.A.)

Abstract

We analyze the rate at which cost shocks are passed through to prices when the market exhibits network externalities. We find that the pass-through rate is smaller in the presence of network externalities. Also, the deadweight loss created by a cost shock is smaller in a network market.

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  • Anna Laura Baraldi & Christian Rojas, 2011. "Cost Pass-Through with Network Externalities," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 10(3), pages 177-199, December.
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    Keywords

    network externalities; cost pass-through; deadweight loss;

    JEL classification:

    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies

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