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Monotone comparative statics with separable objective functions


Ewerhart, Christian (2010). Monotone comparative statics with separable objective functions. Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics No. 472, University of Zurich.

Abstract

The sum of a supermodular function, assumed nondecreasing in the choice variable, and of a 'concavely supermodularizable' function, assumed nonincreasing in the parameter variable, satisfies the Milgrom-Shannon (1994, Monotone comparative statics, Econometrica 62, 157-180) single crossing condition. As an application, I prove existence of a pure strategy Nash equilibrium in a Cournot duopoly with logconcave demand, affiliated types, and nondecreasing costs.

Abstract

The sum of a supermodular function, assumed nondecreasing in the choice variable, and of a 'concavely supermodularizable' function, assumed nonincreasing in the parameter variable, satisfies the Milgrom-Shannon (1994, Monotone comparative statics, Econometrica 62, 157-180) single crossing condition. As an application, I prove existence of a pure strategy Nash equilibrium in a Cournot duopoly with logconcave demand, affiliated types, and nondecreasing costs.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:January 2010
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 15:09
Last Modified:12 Aug 2017 12:40
Series Name:Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
ISSN:1424-0459
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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