Interlinkages and the Pattern of Competition

Debraj Ray and Kunal Sengupta

in The Economic Theory of Agrarian Institutions

Published in print December 1991 | ISBN: 9780198287629
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191595912 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Interlinkages and the Pattern of Competition

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In this chapter, the authors make explicit the assumptions required for the frequent presumption of an ‘interlocker's edge’; and, given one or more of these assumptions, try to find out if the theory of interlinking predicts certain patterns of competition between lenders.

Keywords: competition; interlinking; interlocker's edge; lenders; linear contracts; subgame‐perfect equilibrium

Chapter.  10204 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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