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Price versus quantity in a mixed duopoly with foreign penetration

Junichi Haraguchi and Toshihiro Matsumura ()

Research in Economics, 2014, vol. 68, issue 4, 338-353

Abstract: We characterize the endogenous competition structure (in prices or quantities) in a differentiated duopoly between a public firm that maximizes domestic welfare and a private firm that can be owned by domestic or foreign investors. The market for which they compete can be domestic or integrated: in the first case Bertrand competition emerges endogenously and in the second case Cournot competition can emerge if the fraction of domestic consumers in the integrated market is low enough. We also determine the optimal degree of foreign penetration showing the optimality of a partial foreign ownership. Finally, we extend the model to increasing marginal cost confirming the robustness of the results.

Keywords: Cournot; Bertrand; Mixed markets; International competition; Trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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