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)131-133
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume109
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Market power
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Social welfare

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Bouckaert, J. M. C., Degryse, H. A., & Provoost, T. (2010). Enhancing market power by reducing switching costs. Economics Letters, 109(2), 131-133.
Bouckaert, J.M.C. ; Degryse, H.A. ; Provoost, T. / Enhancing market power by reducing switching costs. In: Economics Letters. 2010 ; Vol. 109, No. 2. pp. 131-133.
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Enhancing market power by reducing switching costs. / Bouckaert, J.M.C.; Degryse, H.A.; Provoost, T.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 109, No. 2, 2010, p. 131-133.

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