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Collusion in Quality-Segmented Markets

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  • Iwan Bos

    (Maastricht University)

  • Marco A. Marini

    (University of Rome La Sapienza and CREI)

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We appreciate the comments of and discussions with David Collie, Luis Corchón, Jean Gabszewicz, Andrey Minaev, Riccardo Saulle, Attila Tasnádi, Jacques-François Thisse and participants at the Oligo Workshop in Nottingham. All opinions and errors are ours alone.

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  • Iwan Bos & Marco A. Marini, 2020. "Collusion in Quality-Segmented Markets," Working Papers 2020.20, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
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    Keywords

    Partial Cartels; Price Collusion; Market Segmentation; Vertical Di¤erentiation;
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    JEL classification:

    • D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance

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