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Does timing of decisions in a mixed duopoly matter?

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  • Tamás Balogh
  • Attila Tasnádi

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We determine the endogenous order of moves in a mixed price-setting duopoly. In contrast to the existing literature on mixed oligopolies we establish the payoff equivalence of the games with an exogenously given order of moves. Hence, it does not matter whether one becomes a leader or a follower. We also establish that replacing a private firm by a public firm in the standard Bertrand-Edgeworth game with capacity constraints increases social welfare and that a pure-strategy equilibrium always exists.
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  • Tamás Balogh & Attila Tasnádi, 2012. "Does timing of decisions in a mixed duopoly matter?," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 106(3), pages 233-249, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:106:y:2012:i:3:p:233-249
    DOI: 10.1007/s00712-011-0252-6
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    Bertrand–Edgeworth; Mixed duopoly; Timing games; D43; L13;
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    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection

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