The Herfindahl-Hirschman Index and the Distribution of Social Surplus*

Yossi Spiegel*

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Abstract

I show that in a broad range of oligopoly models, the Herfindahl-Hirschman index (HHI) reflects the ratio of producer surplus to consumer surplus and therefore the division of surplus between firms’ owners and consumers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-594
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Industrial Economics
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

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