The road less travelled : oligopoly and competition policy in general equilibrium

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dc.contributor.author Neary, J. Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-10T17:16:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-10T17:16:56Z
dc.date.issued 2002-09-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1860
dc.description.abstract I review previous approaches to modelling oligopoly in general equilibrium, and propose a new view which in principle overcomes their deficiencies: modelling firms as large in their own market but small in the economy as a whole. Implementing this approach requires a tractable specification of preferences. Dixit-Stiglitz preferences (which imply iso-elastic perceived demand functions) could be used, but "continuum-quadratic" preferences (which imply linear perceived demand functions) are more convenient. To illustrate their usefulness, I construct a simple closed-economy model of oligopoly in general equilibrium and derive some surprising implications for competition policy. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Institute for the Study of Social Change (Geary Institute) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ISSC Discussion Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP 2002/06 en
dc.subject Competition policy en
dc.subject Dixit-Stiglitz preferences en
dc.subject General equilibrium en
dc.subject GOLE (General Oligopolistic Equilibrium) en
dc.subject Oligopoly en
dc.subject.classification D50 en
dc.subject.classification L13 en
dc.subject.classification L40 en
dc.title The road less travelled : oligopoly and competition policy in general equilibrium en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0042 en
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dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/geary/static/publications/workingpapers/isscwp2002road.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
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