Stable heterogeneous cartels

  title={Stable heterogeneous cartels},
  author={M P Donsimoni},
Abstract We define a nation of cartel stability which allows firms to perceive the impact of their actions on overall competitiveness in the market. We demonstrate that in an industry with linear demand and diverse linearly increasing marginal cost functions a stable cartel always exists. Furthermore, we examine uniqueness and size of such cartels as well as the impact of cost and demand conditions on their characteristics. In particular, we establish that the most efficient firms will be in… CONTINUE READING