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Spatial monopoly pricing under non-constant marginal costs

Marten Graubner ()
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Marten Graubner: Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, 2020, vol. 13, issue 1, No 6, 97 pages

Abstract: Abstract The firm’s price policy decision is a central issue in spatial economics. Previous results show, e.g., that the specification of consumers’ demand functions is pivotal but mostly mill and uniform pricing are compared in a monopoly setting with constant marginal costs. The results in this paper highlight that some conclusions of prior work do not hold if the monopolist operates under non-constant marginal production costs. For instance, the optimal price is no longer independent of transport costs, and the welfare ranking of mill and uniform pricing also depends on the shape of the cost function.

Keywords: Spatial pricing; Price discrimination; Monopoly (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D42 L11 R32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s12076-020-00246-1

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