研討日期

201672日上午12:00 ~ 13:10

研討地點

台大社會科學院710討論室

主講題目

Wholesale Price Discrimination and Technology Spillover

作者

Chin-Sheng Chen

文獻出處

working paper

主講人

陳金盛

參加人員

楊雅博、陳金盛、施全、黃鴻、張瑞雲、蔡明芳、梁文榮、林燕淑、王光正、丁虹仁、周冰瑤、呂得成、暳陵、林晏如、佘志民、曹古駒、張博涵、劉乙人

摘要

The paper examines the welfare effects of wholesale price discrimination in a vertically related market. In the model an upstream monopolist sells an input to the downstream duopolists which engage in strategic technology protections. Downstream firms’ technology protections can strategically affect the wholesale prices in the context of price discrimination. The discriminatory monopolist tends to charge higher unit wholesale prices to the downstream firm with a lower effective marginal cost, thereby dampening a downstream firm’s incentives to prevent technology from spilling over to the rival. As a result, wholesale price discrimination reduces downstream firms’ production costs and benefits all together consumers and firms.