Endogenous Timing of Moves in Bertrand-Edgeworth Triopolies
We determine the endogenous order of moves in which the firms set their prices in the framework of a capacity-constrained Bertrand-Edgeworth triopoly. A three-period timing game that determines the period in which the firms announce their prices precedes the price-setting stage. We show for the non-trivial case (in which the Bertrand-Edgeworth triopoly has only an equilibrium in non-degenerated mixed-strategies) that the firm with the largest capacity sets its price first, while the two other firms set their prices later. Our result extends a finding by Deneckere and Kovenock (1992) from duopolies to triopolies. This extension was made possible by Hirata's (2009) recent advancements on the mixed-strategy equilibria of Bertrand-Edgeworth games.
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MTA-BCE "Lendület" Strategic Interactions Research Group
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Tasnádi, Attila (2012) Endogenous Timing of Moves in Bertrand-Edgeworth Triopolies. Working Paper. MTA-BCE "Lendület" Strategic Interactions Research Group. (Unpublished)