Competitive Prices as Optimal Cartel Prices

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In a linear oligopoly model with antitrust enforcement, the optimal cartel price converges to the competitive equilibrium price. The set of sustainable cartel prices does not shrink to the competitive price. We identify necessary conditions for this counter-intuitive convergence result. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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