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Monopolistic competition and new products: a conjectural equilibrium approach

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  • Francesco Bogliacino

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  • Giorgio Rampa

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In this paper we generalize the heterogeneous risk adverse agents model of diffusion of new products in a multi-firm, heterogeneous and interacting agents environment. We use a model of choice under uncertainty based on Bayesian theory. We discuss the possibility of product failures, the set of equilibria, their stability and some welfare properties.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination.

Volume (Year): 5 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 55-76

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jeicoo:v:5:y:2010:i:1:p:55-76

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Keywords: Product diffusion; Risk aversion; Lock-in; Monopolistic competition; Multiple equilibria; L15; D81; O33;

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  1. Francesco Bogliacino & Giorgio Rampa, 2012. "Quality risk aversion, conjectures, and new product diffusion," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 22(5), pages 1081-1115, November.
  2. Giorgio Rampa & Francesco Bogliacino, 2012. "Expectational Bottlenecks and the Emerging of New Organizational Forms," Quaderni di Dipartimento 159, University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods.
  3. Soukup, A. & BrcÌŒaÌk, J. & Svoboda, R., 2014. "Monopolistic Competition in the International Trade of Agricultural Products," AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Economics and Management, vol. 6(1), March.
  4. Bogliacino, Francesco & Rampa, Giorgio, 2014. "Expectational bottlenecks and the emerging of new organizational forms," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 28-39.

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