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Tacit Collusion in a One-Shot Game of Price Competition with Soft Capacity Constraints

Marie-Laure Cabon-Dhersin () and Nicolas Drouhin ()
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Marie-Laure Cabon-Dhersin: CREAM - Centre de Recherche en Economie Appliquée à la Mondialisation - UNIROUEN - Université de Rouen Normandie - NU - Normandie Université - IRIHS - Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire Homme et Société - UNIROUEN - Université de Rouen Normandie - NU - Normandie Université

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Abstract: This paper analyzes price competition in the case of two firms operating under constant returns to scale with more than one production factor. Factors are chosen sequentially in a two-stage game generating a soft capacity constraint and implying a convex short-term cost function in the second stage of the game. We show that tacit collusion is the only predictable result of the whole game, that is, the unique payoff-dominant pure strategy Nash equilibrium. Technically, this paper bridges the capacity constraint literature on price competition and that of the convex cost function.

Keywords: price; competition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-06
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Published in Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Wiley, 2014, 23 (2), pp.427-442. ⟨10.1111/jems.12049⟩

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DOI: 10.1111/jems.12049

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