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PRICE DISCRIMINATION AND MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION

Stephen Shmanske (Department of Economics, California State University, Hayward.)

Studies in Economics and Finance

ISSN: 1086-7376

Article publication date: 1 January 1991

Abstract

An examination of imperfect price discrimination, modelled as a linear combination of perfect price discrimination and uniform pricing, is used to analyze the impact of imperfect discrimination on firm size and product diversity. Additionally, claims that perfect price discrimination leads to the welfare optimum are shown to be generally false.

Citation

Shmanske, S. (1991), "PRICE DISCRIMINATION AND MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION", Studies in Economics and Finance, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 25-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb028698

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