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An Empirical Analysis of Competition in Brand Differentiated Oligopoly


  • Gianni De Fraja
  • Alessandra Staderini


The paper studies the behaviour of four oligopolistic firms in the Italian coffee market. We study whether their behaviour is better represented by Bertrand behaviour or by collusive pricing. We also investigate the role of advertising in product differentiation.

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  • Gianni De Fraja & Alessandra Staderini, 1996. "An Empirical Analysis of Competition in Brand Differentiated Oligopoly," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(1), pages 57-67.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:ijecbs:v:3:y:1996:i:1:p:57-67
    DOI: 10.1080/758533488

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    1. Feuerstein, Switgard, 2002. "Do coffee roasters benefit from high prices of green coffee?," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 20(1), pages 89-118, January.
    2. Andrés Julián Rendón Cardona, 2013. "Diferenciación oligopólica del café verde colombiano en el mercado estadounidense," REVISTA ECOS DE ECONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD EAFIT, June.

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