Correlated equilibria in homogeneous good Bertrand competition
Ole Jann and
Journal of Mathematical Economics, 2015, vol. 57, issue C, 31-37
We show that there is a unique correlated equilibrium, identical to the unique Nash equilibrium, in the classic Bertrand oligopoly model with homogeneous goods and identical marginal costs. This provides a theoretical underpinning for the so-called “Bertrand paradox” as well as its most general formulation to date. Our proof generalizes to asymmetric marginal costs and arbitrarily many players in the following way: The market price cannot be higher than the second lowest marginal cost in any correlated equilibrium.
Keywords: Bertrand paradox; Correlated equilibrium; Price competition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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