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A sufficient condition for all-or-nothing information supply in price discrimination


  • Marco LiCalzi

    (University of Venice, Italy)


This paper provides a sufficient condition under which the optimal policy of a monopolistic seller who is considering the tradeoff between price discrimination and information disclosure is at one of two extremes: either buyers are given access to all the available information, or the seller makes no disclosure at all.

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  • Marco LiCalzi, 2005. "A sufficient condition for all-or-nothing information supply in price discrimination," Game Theory and Information 0510005, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0510005
    Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 15. Appeared in: Rendiconti per gli Studi Economici e Quantitativi, 2005, 163–177.

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    Comparative statics; supermodular functions; lattice programming.;
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    JEL classification:

    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty


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