Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18671
Authors: 
Waldman, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 1306
Abstract: 
Markets for durable goods constitute an important part of the economy. In this paper I first briefly review the microeconomic theory literature on durable-goods markets, focusing mostly on the last ten years. I then discuss a number of my own recent analyses concerning optimal antitrust policy in durable-goods markets that mostly build on ideas in the larger literature. Specific topics covered include: (i) optimal antitrust policy for durable-goods mergers; (ii) practices that eliminate secondhand markets; (iii) tying in markets characterized by upgrades and switching costs; and (iv) antitrust policy for aftermarket monopolization in durable-goods markets.
JEL: 
L40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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