A General Model of Information Sharing in Oligopoly

55 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2008

Date Written: March 1993

Abstract

Under which circumstances do oligopolists have an incentive to share private information about a stochastic demand or stochastic costs? We present a general model which includes virtually all models of the existing literature on information sharing as special cases. The analysis reveals that in contrast to the apparent inconclusivenss of previous results some simple principles determining the incentives to share information can be obtained. Most existing results are generalized and some interpretations are corrected, leading to a single general theory of the topic.

JEL Classification: D20, D80, H11, H70, L22, P11

Suggested Citation

Raith, Michael A., A General Model of Information Sharing in Oligopoly (March 1993). LSE STICERD Research Paper No. TE260. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1160951

Michael A. Raith (Contact Author)

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