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The Many Approaches to the Study of Monopolistic Competition

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It is suggested here that there are many highly different purposes for the study and application of theories of oligopolistic competition, monopolistic competition, and allied topics. This paper sets the different purposes and questions in context, then makes criticisms and suggestions as to where to go from here.

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Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 713.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Aug 1984
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Publication status: Published in European Economic Review (1985), 27: 97-114
Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:713

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Keywords: Monopolistic competition; oligopolistic competition;

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