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Judo Economics Reconsidered: Capacity Limitation, Entry and Collusion

  • Sorgard, L.

The capacity investment by a new firm into an established market is explored in a repeated price game. If the entrant expects collusion to prevail upon entry, it may not practice "judo economics" but instead choose to install enough capacity to serve the entire market. This occurs when collusion involves optimal punishment paths.

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Paper provided by Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration- in its series Papers with number 18/95.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 1995
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Handle: RePEc:fth:norgee:18/95
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