Exit, Sunk Costs and the Selection of Firms
This paper aims to identify the cost characteristics of existing firms whenever firms are playing an infinite horizon supergame. Recognizing that, with more than two firms, the problem of which firms exit is quite similar to a coalition formation one, we associate to this supergame a game in coalitional form and obtain a prediction on the firm which are the more likly to stay out of the market by using the concept of a stable coalition structure.
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