Title
Enhancing market power by reducing switching costs Enhancing market power by reducing switching costs
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Economics letters. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
109(2010) :2 , p. 131-133
ISSN
0165-1765
ISI
000284250100022
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
A proportional decrease in switching costs increases competition and social welfare. However, a lump-sum decrease in switching costs softens competition and does not invariably increase social welfare.
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