I’m working on a economics exercise and need support to help me study.
Assume a duopoly of office supply big box stores where each carries the same merchandise and each advertises that it will “meet or beat” any competitor’s price. Assume further that they have no online competition from anyone else. How does the “meet or beat” policy affect buyers in terms of the prices offered to them over the long run? What does this suggest about oligopolistic behavior generally?
Make sure you decide whether and how consumers would benefit from this situation.