Oligopoly, Auctions and Market Quality

  • Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar

Part of the Economics, Law, and Institutions in Asia Pacific book series (ELIAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar
    Pages 1-27
  3. Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar
    Pages 29-74
  4. Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar
    Pages 113-154
  5. Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar
    Pages 155-178
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-189

About this book


This book provides an economic analysis of various aspects of ‘market quality’, a new concept which emerged in the 21st century, using the tools of ‘oligopoly theory’ and ‘auction theory’ that evolved over the 19th and 20th centuries. In the economics literature the link between the theories of oligopoly and auctions with market quality remains largely unexplored. This book attempts to forge such a link as it brings together relevant theoretical results in the literature on these topics under a unified framework. While the book is mainly theoretical in nature, it also discusses some specific issues related to the problems of market quality in emerging economies like India. Illustrated by carefully chosen examples, this book is highly recommended to readers who seek an in-depth and up-to-date integrated overview of the new field of market quality economics and are interested in some open research problems in this area.

How should auctions and other allocation mechanisms be designed for oligopolistic industries to achieve such goals as efficiency, high-quality output and fast production? Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar’s book offers novel analysis of this question and also some interesting answers. Highly recommended.

Eric S. Maskin, Nobel laureate in Economics


Auctions Corruption Emerging-economies Market-quality Oligopoly

Authors and affiliations

  • Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences (II)Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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