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Oligopoly price discrimination, competitive pressure and total output

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This paper extends the traditional analysis of the output effect under monopoly (third-degree) price discrimination to a multimarket oligopoly. The author shows that under oligopoly price discrimination, differences in competitive pressure, measured by the number of firms, across markets are more important than the relative demand curvature when determining the effect on total output.

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  • Aguirre, Iñaki, 2019. "Oligopoly price discrimination, competitive pressure and total output," Economics Discussion Papers 2019-50, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel).
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    third-degree price discrimination; total output; oligopoly; welfare;
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    JEL classification:

    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly
    • L12 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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