Random pricing by labor-managed firms in markets with imperfect consumer information
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Random pricing by labor-managed firms in markets with imperfect consumer information. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS, 31 (3). 573-+. ISSN 0147-5967Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0147-5967(03)00081-7
Price-setting oligopolists have market power if consumers have imperfect information. This paper compares the behavior of firms that maximize profits to those that maximize profit per worker in such an oligopoly. We consider a mixed strategy Nash equilibrium in which firms choose prices by random processes, and the number of firms is determined by free entry. Oligopolies composed only of profit-per-worker maximizing firms price higher on average. Firms in mixed oligopolies price higher the relatively more profit-per-worker firms are in the group, but profit-per-worker maximizing firms price lower than profit maximizing firms. (C) 2003 Association for Comparative Economic Studies. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS|
|Publisher:||ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE|
|Official Date:||September 2003|
|Number of Pages:||21|
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