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An overview of reports on oligopolistic market structures
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Life, Death and Game Theory in South Africa - Bloomberg

Life, Death and Game Theory in South Africa - Bloomberg | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Life, Death and Game Theory in South Africa
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When I teach my courses on the ethics of warfare, I like to tease the students with Nobel economics laureate Thomas Schelling's advice for winning a game of chicken.
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OPEC Maintains Oil Output Level, Reappoints Cartel Leader - IndustryWeek

OPEC Maintains Oil Output Level, Reappoints Cartel Leader - IndustryWeek | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
San Francisco ChronicleOPEC Maintains Oil Output Level, Reappoints Cartel LeaderIndustryWeekThe ministers also voted to keep Libyan El-Badri on for one more year after the cartel's 12 members failed to agree on a replacement for the...
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Global Cartels Fixed Display Prices for a Decade, EU Finds - Wall Street Journal

Global Cartels Fixed Display Prices for a Decade, EU Finds - Wall Street Journal | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalGlobal Cartels Fixed Display Prices for a Decade, EU FindsWall Street JournalThey met on golf courses across Europe and Asia. Executives from Philips Electronics NV, Panasonic Corp.
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Planes, Trains and Cars: Cartels Take Over the Travel Industry - Huffington Post

Planes, Trains and Cars: Cartels Take Over the Travel Industry - Huffington Post | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Planes, Trains and Cars: Cartels Take Over the Travel IndustryHuffington PostBut as the number of independent companies declined, they kept their old brand names, however, and consumers went on believing that they had options, blind to the car...

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Samsung, Philips and Panasonic hit with record £1.2bn cartel fine - The Guardian

Samsung, Philips and Panasonic hit with record £1.2bn cartel fine - The Guardian | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
The GuardianSamsung, Philips and Panasonic hit with record £1.2bn cartel fineThe GuardianThe European commission has imposed the largest cartel fine in its history, imposing a €1.47bn (£1.2bn) penalty on seven firms including Philips, Samsung SDI ...
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The European commission has imposed the largest cartel fine in its history, imposing a €1.47bn (£1.2bn) penalty on seven firms including Philips, Samsung SDI and Panasonic for fixing the price of the now outmoded cathode ray tubes used in televisions and computer monitors.The companies fixed prices, shared markets, restricted output and allocated customers between themselves, on a worldwide basis.

Chunghwa, LG Electronics, Philips and Samsung SDI

Chunghwa, which blew the whistle, escaped a fine while others were given reductions in their penalties in exchange for co-operation.

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For almost a decade these companies colluded as members of one or two cartels to manipulate electronics markets to the detriment of consumers. The European Commission has just hit them with a record antitrust fine ...
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Oligopoly and Collusion: EU imposes record $1.92 billion cartel fine on LCD cartel

Oligopoly and Collusion: EU imposes record $1.92 billion cartel fine on LCD cartel | Oligopolies | Scoop.it

Philips, LG Electronics, Samsung SDI and three other firms were fined a record 1.47 billion euros ($1.92 billion) by EU antitrust regulators for fixing prices of TV and monitor cathode-ray...


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No retail chain in ČR exceeds 10% market share | Prague Monitor

No retail chain in ČR exceeds 10% market share | Prague Monitor | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Prague, Nov 28 (CTK) - None of the large retail chains on the Czech fast-turning goods market has a market share higher than 10 percent and the Czech market with its low rate of concentration is thus unique in Europe, according to estimates ...
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Key for Tesco is stabilising UK market share: City analysts ...

Key for Tesco is stabilising UK market share: City analysts ... | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Its analysts Clive Black and Darren Shirley said: “From a feat of a fast UK, all other things can follow into place; Philip Clarke [Tesco boss] can designate a UK ceo, a organisation can boost concentration on building a rest of a ...
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UK Grocery Market Share | Economics Blog

UK Grocery Market Share | Economics Blog | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
The market share of leading supermarkets, in the UK grocery market industry. UK supermarket market share. The UK supermarket industry often make a popular data response question. supermarket-market-share-uk.
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Obama, Game Theory and the Fiscal Cliff - Globe and Mail

Obama, Game Theory and the Fiscal Cliff - Globe and Mail | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Globe and MailObama, Game Theory and the Fiscal CliffGlobe and MailChicken – or Hawk-Dove – is also an established tool in the science of game theory.
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Game theory of takeovers | Game Theory Strategies

Game theory of takeovers | Game Theory Strategies | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
If you are a shareholder in a company that is the subject of a takeover bid then would you want the raider trying to acquire your company to promise to take millions out of the company once they gained control?
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The International Banking Cartel Exposed // Current TV

The International Banking Cartel Exposed // Current TV | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
A look at the International Banking Cartel led by the Bank for International Settlement (in Basel, Switzerland) known as the bank of central banks (58 central.
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With Rice Cartel, Critics Say Burma Must Learn to Walk before It Runs - The Irrawaddy News Magazine

With Rice Cartel, Critics Say Burma Must Learn to Walk before It Runs - The Irrawaddy News Magazine | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
The Irrawaddy News MagazineWith Rice Cartel, Critics Say Burma Must Learn to Walk before It RunsThe Irrawaddy News MagazineSupport from the Myanmar Rice Federation for the Thailand-led cartel is at odds with a number of other countries in the...
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Search for aliens poses game theory dilemma - space - 13 December 2012 - New Scientist

Search for aliens poses game theory dilemma - space - 13 December 2012 - New Scientist | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
The complex question of whether to risk contact with ET may be navigable with a new spin on the prisoner's dilemma (Search for aliens poses game theory dilemma - space - 13 December 2012 - New Scientist http://t.co/610QjZv5)...
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Non Price Competition: Samsung's Massive Marketing Budget

Non Price Competition: Samsung's Massive Marketing Budget | Oligopolies | Scoop.it

This is how it became the world's biggest smartphone company.


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Record €1.47bn fine for TV cartels - Financial Times

Record €1.47bn fine for TV cartels - Financial Times | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Record €1.47bn fine for TV cartelsFinancial TimesThe combined €1.5bn penalty for the two cartels is the biggest fine imposed by the European Commission in a single decision and exceeds the €1.4bn levied on a cartel on glass for car windows.
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Book Review: Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds

Book Review: Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Tweet Game theory models are ubiquitous in economics, common in political science, and increasingly used in psychology and sociology; in evolutionary biology, they offer compelling explanations for...
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Singapore Air, Cathay fined over cartel

Singapore Air, Cathay fined over cartel | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific cop fines totalling $23 million for their part in a global air cartel.
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Oligopoly: Discount retailers grab market share from the Big 4

Oligopoly: Discount retailers grab market share from the Big 4 | Oligopolies | Scoop.it

Kantar Worldpanel reports Aldi and Lidl continue to be a key feature of the grocery market with Aldi growing by 27.3%...


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Consumer action against bread cartel a step closer - Bizcommunity.com

Consumer action against bread cartel a step closer - Bizcommunity.com | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Consumer action against bread cartel a step closerBizcommunity.comAn application for a class action against three Western Cape breadmakers - Pioneer Foods‚ Premier Foods‚ and Tiger Consumer Brands - was referred back to the high court by the...
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Silver Smashed Under $32 As Cartel Enforces $32.60 Cap ...

Silver Smashed Under $32 As Cartel Enforces $32.60 Cap ... | Oligopolies | Scoop.it
Silver has just been smashed under $32 as the cartel once again monkey slammed silver as soon as it broke through the cartel's hard $32.60 cap. Look fo.
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Florist wins first round in airline cartel battle | Stuff.co.nz

An Auckland florist has won the first round in its cartel compensation battle against international airline Cargolux – which has failed to have the case dismissed on the grounds it was historic.
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Entrepreneur tried creating his own collusion group, inquiry hears

A former construction contractor told the province's corruption inquiry he tried to set up his own system of collusion in Blainville, an off-island suburb northwest of Montreal, because he was being excluded from operating in ...
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Game Theory and the Fiscal Cliff - Tufte's Economics Classes Blog

In this recent article by the Globe and Mail, writer Andrew Steele analyzes the upcoming Fiscal Cliff through the game theoretic perspective. The game is "chicken". Two players face off, each faces a pay-off matrix such that ...
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