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On the rationale of spatial discrimination with quantity-setting firms

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  • Colombo, Stefano

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We show in a game-theoretic model that when quantity-setting firms first choose whether to discriminate or not and then set quantities, the unique equilibrium consists in all firms selling a uniform quantity to all consumers. This sharply contrasts with the case of price-setting firms.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in Economics.

Volume (Year): 65 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 254-258

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Handle: RePEc:eee:reecon:v:65:y:2011:i:3:p:254-258

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Keywords: Cournot Spatial discrimination Hotelling;

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  1. Stefano Colombo, 2012. "On optimal zoning in a linear town with Cournot competitors," Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Springer, vol. 5(2), pages 113-118, July.

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