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Competition and efficiency in congested markets

by Daron Acemoglu

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Published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


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We study the efficiency of oligopoly equilibria in congested markets. The motivating examples are the allocation of network flows in a communication network or of traffic in a transportation network. We show that increasing competition among oligopolists can reduce efficiency, measured as the difference between users" willingness to pay and delay costs. We characterize a tight bound of 5/6 on efficiency in pure strategy equilibria when there is zero latency at zero flow and a tight bound of 2[square root of]2-2 with positive latency at zero flow. These bounds are tight even when the numbers of routes and oligopolists are arbitrarily large. Keywords: competition, congestion, externalities, networks, oligopoly. JEL Classifications: D43, D45, D62.

Edition Notes

StatementDaron Acemoglu [and] Asuman Ozdaglar
SeriesWorking paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics -- working paper 05-06 [2006], Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 05-06.
ContributionsOzdaglar, Asuman E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24641965M
OCLC/WorldCa143783414

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