Heterogenous switching costs
We consider a simple two period model where consumers have different switching costs. Before the market opens, there was an incumbent who sold to all consumers. We identify the equilibrium both with Stackelberg and Bertrand competition and show how the presence of low switching cost consumers benefits the incumbent, despite the fact that it never sells to any of them.
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- Jan Bouckaert & Hans Degryse & Thomas Provoost, 2008.
"Enhancing Market Power by Reducing Switching Costs,"
CESifo Working Paper Series
2449, CESifo Group Munich.
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- Biglaiser, Gary & Crémer, Jacques & Dobos, Gergely, 2010.
"The value of switching costs,"
TSE Working Papers
10-142, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), revised 30 Oct 2012.
- Paulo Somaini & Liran Einav, 2013. "A Model of Market Power in Customer Markets," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 61(4), pages 938-986, December.
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