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Inferior factor in Cournot oligopoly revisited

Paolo Bertoletti () and Pierre Mouche ()

Journal of Economics, 2014, vol. 112, issue 1, 85-90

Abstract: We reconsider the recent work by Okuguchi (J Econ 101:125–131, 2010 ) on (possibly asymmetric) Cournotian firms with two production factors, one being inferior for each firm. It is shown there that an increase in the price of the inferior factor does raise the equilibrium industry output. In addition of providing a simpler and more rigorous proof of that result, we generalize it to the case of technologies with $$s\ge 2$$ factors and also allow some firms not to use the inferior one. Copyright Springer-Verlag Wien 2014

Keywords: Inferior factor; Cournot equilibrium; Aggregate revenue concavity; D21; D43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1007/s00712-013-0342-8

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