Competition has been modelled in the literature in a number of ways.What do these different parametrizations of competition have in common?For instance, it turns out that it is not always the case that a rise in competition reduces price cost margins, industry wide profits or concentration.All parametrizations of competition, considered here, have two features in common.First, the reallocation effect: a rise in competition raises the profits of a firm relative to the profits of a less efficient firm.Second, a rise in competition reduces the profits of the least efficient firm active in the industry.
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Number of pages||37|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Name||CentER Discussion Paper|
- industrial concentration