Technical Note—Nonlinear Pricing Competition with Private Capacity Information
Author(s)Nazerzadeh, Hamid; Perakis, Georgia
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We analyze the equilibrium of an incomplete information game consisting of two capacity-constrained suppliers and a single retailer. The capacity of each supplier is her private information. Conditioned on their capacities, the suppliers simultaneously and noncooperatively offer quantity-price schedules to the retailer. Then, the retailer decides on the quantities to purchase from each supplier to maximize his own utility. We prove the existence of a (pure strategy) Nash equilibrium for this game. We show that at the equilibrium each (infinitesimal) unit of the supply is assigned a marginal price that is independent of the capacities and depends only on the valuation function of the retailer and the distribution of the capacities. In addition, the supplier with the larger capacity sells all her supply.
DepartmentSloan School of Management
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Nazerzadeh, Hamid and Perakis, Georgia. “Technical Note—Nonlinear Pricing Competition with Private Capacity Information.” Operations Research 64, no. 2 (April 2016): 329–340. © 2016 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
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