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Labour unionisation structure and product innovation (2017)
Journal Article
Basak, D., & Mukherjee, A. (2018). Labour unionisation structure and product innovation. International Review of Economics and Finance, 55, doi:10.1016/j.iref.2017.12.013. ISSN 1059-0560

This paper contributes to the recently growing literature by examining the effects of different labour unionisation structures on innovation. Using a Cournot duopoly set up, we investigate the effects of centralised and decentralised labour unions on... Read More

Price vs. quantity competition in a vertically related market revisited (2017)
Journal Article
Basak, D., & Mukherjee, A. (2017). Price vs. quantity competition in a vertically related market revisited. Economics Letters, 153, doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2017.01.021. ISSN 0165-1765

In a recent paper, Alipranti et al. (2014, Price vs. quantity competition in a vertically related market, Economics Letters, 124: 122-126) show that, in a vertically related market, Cournot competition yields higher social welfare than Bertrand compe... Read More

Social efficiency of entry in a vertically related industry (2015)
Journal Article
Basak, D., & Mukherjee, A. (2016). Social efficiency of entry in a vertically related industry. Economics Letters, 139, doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2015.12.003. ISSN 0165-1765

We provide a new perspective to the literature on social desirability of entry by showing that, if the input supplier has market power, social desirability of entry of the final goods producers depends on returns to scale. Entry in the final goods ma... Read More

Endogenous choice of price or quantity contract and the implications of two-part-tariff in a vertical structure (2015)
Journal Article
Basak, D., & Wang, L. F. (2016). Endogenous choice of price or quantity contract and the implications of two-part-tariff in a vertical structure. Economics Letters, 138, doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2015.11.026. ISSN 0165-1765

We re-investigate the endogenous choice of price (Bertrand) and quantity (Cournot) contract in the presence of a vertically related upstream market for input. We find that choosing price contract is the dominant strategy for downstream firms when the... Read More