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The Robustness of Exclusion in Multi-dimensional Screening

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  • Paulo Barelli

    (University of Rochester)

  • Suren Basov

    (La Trobe University)

  • Mauricio Bugarin

    (Insper Institute)

  • Ian King

    (University of Melbourne)

Abstract

We extend Armstrong's result on exclusion in multi-dimensional screening models in two key ways, providing support for the view that this result is generic and applicable to many different markets. First, we relax the strong technical assumptions he imposed on preferences and consumer types. Second, we extend the result beyond the monopolistic market structure to generalized oligopoly settings with entry. We also analyze applications to several quite different settings: credit markets, the automobile industry, research grants, the regulation of a monopolist with unknown demand and cost functions, and involuntary unemployment in the labor market.

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  • Paulo Barelli & Suren Basov & Mauricio Bugarin & Ian King, 2012. "The Robustness of Exclusion in Multi-dimensional Screening," RCER Working Papers 571, University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER).
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    1. Monteiro, Paulo Klinger & Page, Frank H. & Svaiter, Benar fux, 2013. "Optimal auctions with multidimensional types and the desirability of exclusion," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 106-110.

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    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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