par Parenti, Mathieu
Publication Publié, 2015-12
Travail de recherche/Working paper
Résumé : This paper develops a model where monopolistically competitive and oligopolistic firms coexist.The model is characterized by a monopolistically competitive fringe and a few multi-product firmswhich decide to be large or not at equilibrium. Conditions are derived for the coexistence of bothtypes of firms: heterogeneity in production efficiency, captured by economies of scope for large firms,appears as a necessary condition for them to coexist at equilibrium. The entry of a large firm raises theaverage price decreasing thereby consumer surplus despite an increase in the total number of varieties.An application to international trade is considered.