研討日期

2016813日上午10:20~12:00

研討地點

台大社會科學院710討論室

主講題目

Real and Virtual Competition

作者

OKSANA LOGINOVA

文獻出處

The Journal of Industrial Economics 0022-1821

Volume LVII June 2009 No. 2

主講人

曹古駒

參加人員

曹古駒、丁虹仁、林燕淑、高國峯、蔡明芳、鍾暳陵、呂得成、黃 鴻、陳金盛、王光正、Byeong Hwa Choi、劉乙人、詹銘葦

摘要

Goods sold by electronic firms are not perfect substitutes for otherwise identical goods sold by their offline counterparts. Online purchases are associated with waiting costs, and they do not allow consumers to inspect the product prior to purchase. Visiting a conventional retailer, on the other hand, involves positive travelling costs. In this paper I extend the circular city model to include two types of firms, conventional and electronic. I show that under some parameter configurations, conventional stores actually raise their prices in response to entry of electronic firms. Moreover, economic welfare goes down.