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Mixed oligopoly, subsidization and the order of firms' moves: an irrelevance result

Joanna Poyago-Theotoky

Economics Bulletin, 2001, vol. 12, issue 3, 1-5

Abstract: In the presence of output subsidization, the optimal output subsidy is identical and profits, output and social welfare are also identical irrespective of whether (i)a public firm moves simultaneously with n private firms or (ii) it acts as a Stackelberg leader or (iii) all firms, public and private, behave as profit-maximizers.

Keywords: mixed; oligopoly (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L1 L3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001-09-18
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