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Information Sharing Among Firms

  • Xavier Vives
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Firms may have efficiency or strategic incentives to share information about current and past behaviour or intended future conduct. This article examines those incentives and the welfare consequences from the perspective of static oligopoly and monopolistic competition models. It concludes with a review of the available evidence.


Antitrust Bertrand competition Collusion Common values Cournot competition Disclosure Disclosure rules Hard information Independent values Information sharing among firms Misrepresentation Monopolistic competition Private values Product differentiation Soft information Trade associations 

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