Iehlé, Vincent (2008): Sustainability in a multiproduct and multiple agent contestable market.
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We prove that a natural monopoly can set subsidy free pricing and sustainable pricing schedules in general economic environment. The setting is a multiproduct and multiple agent contestable market where demands are elastic and where rivals can enter the sub-markets composed by a set of the products line and a set of agents. Our results suggest that the existence results of the extant literature admit analogues even in an environment where rivals have enlarged possibilities to enter the market and where demands react to prices. The approach makes use of cooperative games to deduce the main results under conditions of fair sharing cost, threshold in the consumption and regularity of the profit function.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Sustainability in a multiproduct and multiple agent contestable market|
|Keywords:||cooperative game; existence result; natural monopoly; subsidy free pricing; sustainability|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C71 - Cooperative Games
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L12 - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies
|Depositing User:||Vincent Iehlé|
|Date Deposited:||26. Jan 2009 12:21|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 15:21|
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