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Collusion-Proof Yardstick Competition

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  • Tangeras, T.P.

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This paper analyses the incentives for collusion when an industry is regulated by means of yardstick competition. The central assumption is that firms must write collusive side contracts before the revelation of private information are unable to communicate later.

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  • Tangeras, T.P., 1999. "Collusion-Proof Yardstick Competition," Papers 674, Stockholm - International Economic Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:stocin:674
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    COMPETITION ; COLLUSION ; REGULATION;
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    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation

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