Spatial Monopoly Pricing in a Stochastic Environment
This paper reexamines the welfare implications of three pricing regimes (mill, uniform and discriminatory) for a monopoly in a stochastic environment. It con-siders a risk-averse monopolist faces two markets with stochastic and linear demands. The monopolist is assumed to commit to an irreversible price in each market before the uncertainty is resolved. Several unconventional results are shown to be triggered by the presence of demand uncertainty. The reason for the reversal of orthodox intuition is the asymmetry in the risk chacteristics of the markets and the willingness of the monopolist to trade increased level of expected pro ts for reduced risk.
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