Enhancing market power by reducing switching costs

J.M.C. Bouckaert, H.A. Degryse, T. Provoost

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Abstract

A proportional decrease in switching costs increases competition and social welfare. However, a lump-sum decrease in switching costs softens competition and does not invariably increase social welfare.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-361
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume114
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Bouckaert, J. M. C., Degryse, H. A., & Provoost, T. (2012). Enhancing market power by reducing switching costs. Economics Letters, 114(3), 359-361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2011.07.023
Bouckaert, J.M.C. ; Degryse, H.A. ; Provoost, T. / Enhancing market power by reducing switching costs. In: Economics Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 114, No. 3. pp. 359-361.
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Enhancing market power by reducing switching costs. / Bouckaert, J.M.C.; Degryse, H.A.; Provoost, T.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 114, No. 3, 2012, p. 359-361.

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