Price vs. quantity competition in a vertically related market

Alipranti, Maria, Milliou, Chrysovalantou and Petrakis, Emmanuel (2014). Price vs. quantity competition in a vertically related market. Economics Letters, 124 (1), pp. 122-126.


This paper demonstrates that the standard conclusions regarding the comparison of Cournot and Bertrand competition are reversed in a vertically related market with upstream monopoly and trading via two-part tariffs. In such a market, downstream Cournot competition yields higher output, lower wholesale prices, lower final prices, higher consumers' surplus, and higher total welfare than Bertrand competition.

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Divisions: Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Economics finance & entrepreneurship
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bertrand,Cournot,Two-part tariffs,Vertical relations,Economics and Econometrics,Finance
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Published Date: 2014-07-01
Authors: Alipranti, Maria
Milliou, Chrysovalantou
Petrakis, Emmanuel

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