Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159568
Authors: 
Delbono, Flavio
Lanzi, Diego
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 727
Abstract: 
In this paper, we provide a very simple model to shed light on the issue of managed competition in mixed quasi-markets (i.e. regulated markets in which social and for-proÖt Örms coexist). In doing this, we consider the literature on mixed oligopolies as a reasonable reference point and try to enrich it with the idea of quasi-market. Firstly, our results show that social Örms serve the relatively richer portion of the population. Only relatively poor consumers buy units of service from the proÖt-oriented Örm. Secondly, the socially-preferable form of managed competition is to introduce coproduction practices and, hence, to raise proÖt-oriented Örmís production costs. The diffusion of coproduction paradigms ensures maximal service quality and eliminates mark-up from the market.
JEL: 
I18
L13
L84
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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