The Non-Robustness of the Nash-Stackelberg Equilibrium
For a simple, standard sequential search model, the Nash-Stackelberg-Hybrid Equilibrium is shown to be non-robust when the assumption that all firms are constrained to operate the outlet is dropped. Firms open additional outlets to increase market power.
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