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Two-Park Tariffs and Consumption Externalities

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  • Stephen C. Littlechild

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This paper provides explicit characteristics of those two-part tariffs which maximize profit and consumers' plus producer's surplus. The effect of consumption externalities (as in telecommunications systems) is then explored. The characterizations are in terms of elasticities of demand with respect to price, income, and the number of other customers in the system.

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  • Stephen C. Littlechild, 1975. "Two-Park Tariffs and Consumption Externalities," Bell Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 6(2), pages 661-670, Autumn.
  • Handle: RePEc:rje:bellje:v:6:y:1975:i:autumn:p:661-670
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