Sunk Costs, Accommodation, and the Welfare Effects of Entry
Although economists usually support the unrestricted entry of firms into an industry, entry may lower welfare if there are setup costs or if entrants have a cost disadvantage. We consider the welfare effects of entry within a standard Cornot model where some of an incumbent firm's costs are sunk.
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