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Computing Cournot equilibrium through maximization over prices

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  • Orbay, Hakan

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This paper presents a characterization of internal Cournot equilibrium based on first-order conditions corresponding to profit maximization over prices. This characterization may yield significant computational advantage as demand functions need not be inverted and simple first-order conditions are obtained.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 71-73

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:1:p:71-73

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Keywords: Cournot equilibrium;

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