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Dynamic price competition

Dynamic price competition
Dynamic price competition
We consider the model of price competition for a single buyer among many sellers in a dynamic environment. The surplus from each trade is allowed to depend on the path of previous purchases, and as a result, the model captures phenomena such as learning by doing and habit formation in consumption.
We characterize Markovian equilibria for finite and infinite horizon versions of the model and show that the stationary infinite horizon version of the model possesses an efficient equilibrium where all the sellers receive an equilibrium payoff equal to their marginal contribution to the social welfare.
dynamic competition, marginal contribution, Markov perfect equilibrium, common agency
0022-0531
232-263
Bergemann, Dirk
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Välimäki, Juuso
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Bergemann, Dirk
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Välimäki, Juuso
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Bergemann, Dirk and Välimäki, Juuso (2006) Dynamic price competition. Journal of Economic Theory, 127 (1), 232-263. (doi:10.1016/j.jet.2005.01.002).

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Abstract

We consider the model of price competition for a single buyer among many sellers in a dynamic environment. The surplus from each trade is allowed to depend on the path of previous purchases, and as a result, the model captures phenomena such as learning by doing and habit formation in consumption.
We characterize Markovian equilibria for finite and infinite horizon versions of the model and show that the stationary infinite horizon version of the model possesses an efficient equilibrium where all the sellers receive an equilibrium payoff equal to their marginal contribution to the social welfare.

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Published date: 2006
Keywords: dynamic competition, marginal contribution, Markov perfect equilibrium, common agency

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Local EPrints ID: 39674
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39674
ISSN: 0022-0531
PURE UUID: 5135508e-843d-4fad-9b01-46f1e98ca83b

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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:36

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