This paper studies decisions by firms of whether to attempt "behavior-based" price discrimination in markets with switching costs by using a two-period duopoly model. When both firms commit themselves to a pricing policy and consumers are "sophisticated" and have rational expectations, there is a dominant strategy equilibrium with both firms engaging in uniform pricing. Both firms are better off in the uniform pricing equilibrium, compared with the discriminatory equilibrium.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Economics/ Zeitschrift fur Nationalokonomie|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2009 9|
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