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Market expansion may harm the supplier in a bilateral monopoly

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  • Noriaki Matsushima
  • Laixun Zhao

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We consider a bilateral monopoly with a supplier and a buyer. Their trading terms are determined through negotiations, but affected by the buyer's efforts to search for outside suppliers. We find surprisingly that a market expansion may harm the supplier.

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  • Noriaki Matsushima & Laixun Zhao, 2018. "Market expansion may harm the supplier in a bilateral monopoly," ISER Discussion Paper 1040, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
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