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Frontiers of Economics in China

Front. Econ. China    2017, Vol. 12 Issue (3) : 465-479     DOI: 10.3868/s060-006-017-0020-6
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A Model of Endogenous Cross-Holdings in Oligopoly
Cheng-Zhong Qin1(), Dandan Zhu2(), Shengping Zhang3()
1. Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210, USA
2. Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210, USA
3. Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
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A network approach is proposed to analyze the formation of cross-holdings and anti-competitive implications. Our approach is motivated by the bilateral arrangement of passive ownership between Microsoft and Apple in 1997. We provide a complete characterization of pairwise stable cross-holdings for a model of Cournot oligopoly with a homogeneous product. Our results strengthen the competitive implications of endogenous cross-holdings in Cournot oligopoly found in the literature.

Keywords cross-holding      Cournot equilibrium      oligopoly      pairwise stability     
Issue Date: 19 September 2017
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Cheng-Zhong Qin,Dandan Zhu,Shengping Zhang. A Model of Endogenous Cross-Holdings in Oligopoly[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2017, 12(3): 465-479.
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