We report the results of a series of experimental Bertrand duopolies where firms have convex costs. Theoretically these duopolies are characterized by a multiplicity of Nash equilibria. Using a 2x2 design, we analyze price choices in symmetric and asymmetric markets under 2 information conditions: complete versus incomplete information about profits. We find that information has no effect in symmetric markets with respect to market prices and the time it takes for markets to stabilize. However, in asymmetric markets, complete information leads to higher average market prices and quicker convergence of price choices.
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Number of pages||31|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|
- Bertrand competition
- convex costs
- experimental economics