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Risk-Neutral Monopolists are Variance-Averse

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  • Roland Kirstein

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Abstract

If the production of a risk-neutral monopolist is in uenced by a random variable, then the expected pro t is decreasing in the variance of the production process.

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  • Roland Kirstein, 2009. "Risk-Neutral Monopolists are Variance-Averse," FEMM Working Papers 09012, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Faculty of Economics and Management.
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    Keywords

    Risk-aversion; correlated random variables; market power;

    JEL classification:

    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • L12 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies

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