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Colluding on a Price Increase

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  • Stefano Colombo

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Adopting a general spatial framework, we analyse collusion concerning a price increase between two firms. We find that any variable affects the sustainability of collusion in the same way it affects the competitive profits. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

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  • Stefano Colombo, 2012. "Colluding on a Price Increase," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 12(4), pages 365-371, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jincot:v:12:y:2012:i:4:p:365-371
    DOI: 10.1007/s10842-011-0110-9
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    Keywords

    collusion; spatial markets; L13; L40; D43;

    JEL classification:

    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection

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