Lundgren, Ted (2008): People smuggling syndicates: An oligopoly analysis in context of the Söderköping process. Published in: Revista ştiinţifică “Studii Economice" , Vol. 2, No. 3-4 (1. December 2008): pp. 33-39.
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In the article, a model of oligopolistic (duopolistic) competition between two people smuggling syndicates is developed. I consider the Cournot and Stackelberg cases. First, the deterministic case is considered, where I show the conditions of profit maximisation for the syndicates. Then, a model with stochastic variables is introduced, where the number of migrants are random. It is shown that the deterministic case is but a special case of the stochastic one, when the distribution is concentrated in one point.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||People smuggling syndicates: An oligopoly analysis in context of the Söderköping process|
|Keywords:||duopolistic competition; human smuggling; people smuggling; international migration; illegal migration; illegal immigration; people smuggling networks; people smuggling syndicates; people smugglers; oligopolistic theory; oligopoly; duopoly; illegal migrants|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L13 - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
|Depositing User:||Ted Lundgren|
|Date Deposited:||01. Jul 2011 16:13|
|Last Modified:||22. Feb 2013 21:59|
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