CFDP 2234

Competition and Public Information: A Note

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Publication Date: May 2020

Pages: 6

Abstract: 

We study price discrimination in a market in which two firms engage in Bertrand competition. Some consumers are contested by both firms, and other consumers are “captive” to one of the firms. The market can be divided into segments, which have different relative shares of captive and contested consumers. It is shown that the revenue-maximizing segmentation involves dividing the market into “nested” markets, where exactly one firm may have captive consumers.

Keywords: Price Competition, Bertrand Competition, Price Count, Price Quote, Information Structure, Bayes Correlated Equilibrium

JEL Classification Codes: D41, D42, D43, D83

JEL Classification Codes: D41D42D43D83