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Random encounters and information diffusion about markets

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  • GABSZEWICZ Jean,

    () (CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

  • MARINI Marco,

    () (Universita di Roma La Sapienza)

  • ZANAJ Skerdilajda,

    () (Université du Luxembourg)

Abstract

International openness enhances social interaction between citizens of different countries or regions and vice versa. Social exchanges, in turn, increase trade flows between countries and influence markets and prices. We analyze the increased mobility that follows from openness between two countries and its effects on market outcomes. The primary result of our analysis shows that at the limit, market prices tend to align with the duopoly solution. Nonetheless, this convergence can take two different paths depending on the size asymmetry between countries.

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  • GABSZEWICZ Jean, & MARINI Marco, & ZANAJ Skerdilajda,, 2018. "Random encounters and information diffusion about markets," CORE Discussion Papers 2018027, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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    Keywords

    vertically differentiated markets; information; diffusion; openness;

    JEL classification:

    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • L12 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L41 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Monopolization; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices

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