Cournot Competition Yields Spatial Agglomeration
AbstractMost theoretical models of spatial competition show a strong tendency toward spatial dispersion of firms, yet common observations suggest that firms tend to agglomerate. In this paper, the authors show that competition between Cournot-type oligopolists that discriminate over space leads to spatial agglomeration. One implication is that firms do not (necessarily) earn supernormal profits at the free-entry equilibrium. Copyright 1991 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association in its journal International Economic Review.
Volume (Year): 32 (1991)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
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