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Quantity precommitment, Cournot outcome and asymmetric capacity costs

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  • Nicolas Gruyer

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This note extends Kreps and Scheinkman's result -showing that a production capacity choice stage followed by price competition yields the same outcome as a Cournot game- to a setting where capacity costs are asymmetric.

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  • Nicolas Gruyer, 2006. "Quantity precommitment, Cournot outcome and asymmetric capacity costs," Economics Working Papers 04, LEEA (air transport economics laboratory), ENAC (french national civil aviation school).
  • Handle: RePEc:enc:abcdef:ks4 Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 8.
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    1. Jean J. Gabszewicz & Sougata Poddar, 1997. "Demand fluctuations and capacity utilization under duopoly," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 10(1), pages 131-146.
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    Keywords

    capacity; Bertrand competition; Kreps-Scheinkman; asymmetric costs.;

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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