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Pricing in Overlapping Transport Networks

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  • Achim I. Czerny
  • Peter-J. Jost
  • Benny Mantin
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    This paper considers a transport network with two firms that operate a parallel service on a hub-to-hub connection and monopoly services on spoke-to-hub connections under increasing returns to scale. We find the following: A symmetric equilibrium cannot occur under independent (non-cooperative) pricing when the number of spoke-tospoke passengers becomes positive. The effect of cooperative pricing on mark-ups in spoke-to-hub, hub-to-hub and spoke-to-spoke markets (where double marginalization can occur) can be positive or negative. Cooperation can reduce total welfare though hub-to-hub markets are small.

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    Paper provided by WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in its series WHU Working Paper Series - Economics Group with number 10-05.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2010
    Handle: RePEc:whu:wpaper:10-05
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