Content protection and oligopolistic interactions

Kala Krishna, Motoshige Itoh

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Abstract

In oligopolistic situations, content protection can have unexpected effects as it changes the nature of interactions between input suppliers. With a duopoly, it does so in a manner that makes the foreign firm wish to match price increases and decreases of the domestic firm. Domestic input suppliers can therefore lose from such policies, even when set at free trade levels. The relation between input demands, the form of protection, and the degree of substitution between inputs is shown to define the effects of content protection tnd to provide the basis for understanding who might lobby for protection in different environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-125
Number of pages18
JournalReview of Economic Studies
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics

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