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Trade fragmentation and coordination in bilateral oligopolies

  • BLOCH, Francis

    (IRES, Department of Economics, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), 1348 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium)

  • FERRER, Hélène

    (IRES, Department of Economics, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), 1348 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium)

This paper studies a strategic market game where agents fragment their bids on different markets. Simple conditions for existence of an interior equilibrium point are provided. In equilibrium, all agents are active on the same markets and prices are identical across markets, so that all equilibria are equivalent to an equilibrium where all agents trade on a single market.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 1999008.

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Date of creation: 07 Jan 1999
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:1999008
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  1. GABSZEWICZ, Jean & MICHEL, Philippe, 1992. "Oligopoly equilibria in exchange economies," CORE Discussion Papers 1992047, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. Shapley, Lloyd S & Shubik, Martin, 1977. "Trade Using One Commodity as a Means of Payment," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 85(5), pages 937-68, October.
  3. Cordella, T. & Gabszewicz, J. J., . ""Nice'' trivial equilibria in strategic market games," CORE Discussion Papers RP -1302, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  4. Amir, Rabah & Sahi, Siddharta & Shubik, Martin & Yao, Shuntian, 1990. "A strategic market game with complete markets," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 51(1), pages 126-143, June.
  5. Martin Shubik, 1977. "A Theory of Money and Financial Institutions," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 462, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  6. BLOCH, Francis & GHOSAL, Sayantan, 1994. "Stable Trading Structures in Bilateral Oligopolies," CORE Discussion Papers 1994056, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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