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Why Barriers to Entry are Barriers to Understanding

Dennis W. Carlton

NBER Working Paper No. 10577
Issued in June 2004
NBER Program(s):   IFM

This paper discusses and criticizes the usual definitions of barriers to entry. The failure of the concept of barrier to entry to incorporate a time dimension means that it is a concept that is in need of additional embellishment in order to be useful in a practical problem or for antitrust or regulatory proceedings.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w10577

Published: Carlton, Dennis W. "Why Barriers To Entry Are Barriers To Understanding," American Economic Review, 2004, v94(2,May), 466-470.

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