Excess Entry, Vertical Integration, and Welfare
This article provides a systematic analysis of the welfare effects of vertical integration by a monopolist input supplier into a monopolistically competitive downstream industry. We give sufficient conditions on consumer preferences that lead to Pareto-improving vertical integration and demonstrate a close relationship between assumptions on preference for variety, excess entry in monopolistically competitive markets, and the welfare effects of vertical integration: Excess entry in downstream markets tends to give rise to Pareto-improving vertical integration. We extend the analysis to vertical oligopoly and access price regulation.
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Volume (Year): 30 (1999)
Issue (Month): 4 (Winter)
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