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Industrial market structure and economic performance

Author: Scherer, F. M. ; Ross, DavidPublisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.Edition: 3rd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 713 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0395357144Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Industrial Market Structure and Economic Performance Contents List of Figures List of Tables Preface x xiii xv Chapter 1 Introduction The Scope and Method of Industrial Organization Analysis An Introductory Paradigm The Role of Public Policies 1 2 4 7 Chapter 2 The Welfare Economics of Competition and Monopoly Competition Defined The Case for Competition Qualifications and Doubts The Problem of Second Best Doubts Concerning the Profit Maximization Hypothesis Workable Competition Conclusion 15 15 18 29 33 38 52 55 Chapter 3 Industry Structure The Position of the Largest Corporations Concentration in Particular Markets The Diversification of American Corporations Vertical Integration in American Industry 57 57 70 90 94 Chapter 4 The Determinants of Market Structure Economies of Scale Stochastic Determinants of Market Structure The Impact of Government Policies 97 97 141 146 Chapter 5 Mergers: History, Effects, and Policy Broad Trends in Merger Activity The Motives for Merger Statistical Evidence on Merger Outcomes 153 153 159 167 Vi Contents U.S. Policies toward Mergers Merger Policy in Other Nations Conclusion 174 194 198 Chapter 6 Economic Theories of Oligopoly Pricing Oligopolistic Interdependence The Contributions of Game Theory Imperfect Information and Uncertainty Dominant Firm Behavior Conclusion 199 199 208 215 221 226 Appendix to Chapter 6 The Quantity-Cournot Model The Cournot Model with Conjectural Variations The von Stackelberg Leader-Follower Model Forchheimer's Dominant Firm Model 227 227 229 231 233 Chapter 7 Conditions Facilitating Oligopolistic Coordination Overt and Covert Agreements Price Leadership Rule-of-thumb Pricing as a Coordinating Device Focal Points and Tacit Coordination Order Backlogs, Inventories, and Oligopolistic Coordination Conclusion 235 235 248 261 265 268 273 Appendix to Chapter 7 Cartel Pricing When Costs Differ 275 275 Chapter 8 Conditions Limiting Oligopolistic Coordination Number and Size Distribution of Sellers Product Heterogeneity Dynamic Implications of Cost Structures A Digression on Cutthroat Competition Lumpiness and Infrequency of Orders Secrecy and Retaliation Lags The Social Scene Conclusion 277 277 279 285 294 306 308 311 315 Contents Vii Chapter 9 Antitrust Policies Toward Price-Fixing Arrangements The Evolution of U.S. Law Remedies and Penalties in Price-Fixing Cases Antitrust Abroad: A Comparison The Per Se vs. Rule of Reason Question Revisited Oligopoly Pricing and the Conscious Parallelism Doctrine Price Leadership Trade Association Price and Cost Reporting Activities Conclusion 317 317 325 328 335 339 346 347 352 Chapter 10 The Dynamics of Monopoly and Oligopoly Pricing Substitution and Long-Run Demand Functions Limiting Small-Scale Entry Deterring Large-Scale Entry Entry Deterrence Through Plant Location Strategy Entry Deterrence Through Product Differentiation Other Dynamic Influences Affecting Price Conclusion 353 353 356 374 396 404 407 410 Chapter 11 Market Structure and Performance: Empirical Appraisal 411 Basic Paradigm Measurement Problems Cross-Section Studies Time Series Studies Conclusion 412 415 426 440 446 Chapter 12 Antitrust Policy Toward Monopoly Market Structures Monopoly and Monopolization The Emergence of a Rule of Reason The Alcoa Case and Its Aftermath Renaissance and Decline The Predatory Pricing Problem Proposals to Reform Sherman Act Section 2 Policy toward Monopoly Positions Abroad 449 449 450 453 458 468 479 483 Viii Contents Chapter 13 Price Discrimination Standard Theoretical Cases Types of Discrimination Found in Practice The Implications of Discrimination for Economic Welfare Antitrust Policies Toward Price Discrimination 489 489 491 494 508 Chapter 14 Buyer Power and Vertical Pricing Relationships The Extent of Buyer Concentration The Exercise of Buyer Power: Theory Countervailing Power and Consumer Prices Conclusion 517 517 519 527 535 Appendix to Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Vertical Restraints: Law and Economics The Theoretical Paradox and Its Resolution Resale Price Maintenance in Theory and Practice Exclusive Franchising Exclusive Dealing, Requirements Contracts, and Tying Conclusion 537 541 541 548 558 562 569 Chapter 16 Product Differentiation, Market Structure, and Competition Advertising, Information, and Persuasion Advertising, Image, and Monopoly Power The Role of Market Structure Market Structure and Product Variety Conclusion 571 572 580 592 600 610 Chapter 17 Market Structure, Patents, and Technological Innovation Industrial Innovation The Logic of Patent Protection The Links Between Market Structure and Innovation The Evidence Conclusion 613 614 621 630 644 660 Contents ix Chapter 18 Market Structure and Performance: Overall Appraisal The Welfare Losses Attributable to Resource Misallocation Other Inefficiencies Other Effects of Monopoly Power Conclusion Author Index Subject Index 661 661 667 679 685 687 703

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