De Francesco, Massimo A. and Salvadori, Neri (2008): Bertrand-Edgeworth games under oligopoly with a complete characterization for the triopoly.
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The paper extends the analysis of price competition among capacity-constrained sellers beyond the cases of duopoly and symmetric oligopoly. We first provide some general results for the oligopoly and then focus on the triopoly, providing a complete characterization of the mixed strategy equilibrium of the price game. The region of the capacity space where the equilibrium is mixed is partitioned according to the features of the mixed strategy equilibrium arising in each subregion. Then computing the mixed strategy equilibrium becomes a quite simple task. The analysis reveals features of the mixed strategy equilibrium which do not arise in the duopoly (some of them have also been discovered by Hirata (2008)).
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Bertrand-Edgeworth games under oligopoly with a complete characterization for the triopoly|
|Keywords:||Bertrand-Edgeworth; Price game; Oligopoly; Triopoly; Mixed strategy equilibrium|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L13 - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D43 - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C72 - Noncooperative Games
|Depositing User:||Neri Salvadori|
|Date Deposited:||11. May 2008 01:10|
|Last Modified:||03. Mar 2013 09:31|
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