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A note on expanding networks and monopoly pricing

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  • GABSZEVIWZ, Jean J.
  • GARCIA, Filomena

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We obtain explicitly the optimal path of prices for a monopolist operating in a network industry during a finite number of periods. We describe this optimal path as a function of network intensity and horizon length and show that the prices are increasing in time and that, for very low network intensity, or very high horizon length, the monopolist will offer the good at zero price in the initial period.
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  • GABSZEVIWZ, Jean J. & GARCIA, Filomena, 2009. "A note on expanding networks and monopoly pricing," LIDAM Reprints CORE 1994, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  • Handle: RePEc:cor:louvrp:1994
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2007.03.012
    Note: In : Economics Letters, 98, 9-15, 2008
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