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The Pro-Competitive Effect of Two-Part Tariffs

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  • Gabrielsen, T.S.
  • Sorgard, L.

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Two producers delegate sales of differentiated products to common retailers, each with a monopoly position. Each producer can offer either a linear or a two-part tariff. In the single period game each producer's dominant strategy is to use a two-part tariff. If the two producers' products are sufficiently close substitutes and the discount factor is sufficiently high, both producers offering linear tariffs can be sustained as an equilibrium outcome in an infinitely repeated game.

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  • Gabrielsen, T.S. & Sorgard, L., 1998. "The Pro-Competitive Effect of Two-Part Tariffs," Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen 175, Department of Economics, University of Bergen.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:bereco:175
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    Keywords

    PRICING ; GAMES;

    JEL classification:

    • L42 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Vertical Restraints; Resale Price Maintenance; Quantity Discounts
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General

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