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  archives: Vol. 2, Issue 1 - March 2003

Abstract

Endogenous Switching Costs and Exclusive Systems: A reply

The Review of Network Economics

Vol. 2, Issue 1 - March 2003,  pp 36-40



Author
  Begoņa Garcia Mariņoso
City University of London
E-mail: B.Garcia-Mariņ[email protected]

Abstract
  In a critique of my paper "Technological Incompatibility, Endogenous Switching Costs and Lock-in", Haucap (2003) argues that its applicability for policy purposes is limited by its reliance on the assumptions of no market growth and of the firms' ability to commit to technological compatibility. In this note, I show that the results in the paper still hold with market growth and I argue that technological compatibility is a time consistent strategy.

Keywords: switching costs, compatibility, aftermarkets

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