We formally characterize predatory pricing in a modern industrydynamics framework that endogenizes competitive advantage and industry structure. As an illustrative example we focus on learningby- doing. To disentangle predatory pricing from mere competition for efficiency on a learning curve we decompose the equilibrium pricing condition. We show that forcing firms to ignore the predatory incentives in setting their prices can have a large impact and that this impact stems from eliminating equilibria with predationlike behavior. Along with the predation-like behavior, however, a fair amount of competition for the market is eliminated. (JEL D21, D43, D83, K21, L13, L41).
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- Economics and Econometrics