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Quantity Competition in a Spatial Model

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  • Jonathan H Hamilton
  • James F. Klein
  • Eytan Sheshinski
  • Steven M. Slutsky

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The authors analyze a duopoly model where firms first choose locations on a line segment and then choose quantities in the second stage. Pure strategy quantity equilibria fail to exist for locations close together. For low transport costs, near agglomeration occurs and the firms choose locations where pure strategy quantity equilibria exist. As transport costs rise, firms become less direct competitors as they move away from the center of the market. Coauthors are James F. Klein, Eytan Sheshinski, and Steven M. Slutsky. We analyse a duopoly model where firms first choose locations on a line segment and then choose quantities in the second stage. Pure strategy quantity equilibria fail to exist for locations close together. For low transport costs, near agglomeration occurs and the firms choose locations where pure strategy quantity equilibria exist. As transport costs rise, firms become less direct competitors as they move away from the centre of the market. Coauthors are James F. Klein, Eytan Sheshinski, and Stephen M. Slutsky.

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  • Jonathan H Hamilton & James F. Klein & Eytan Sheshinski & Steven M. Slutsky, 1994. "Quantity Competition in a Spatial Model," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 27(4), pages 903-917, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:27:y:1994:i:4:p:903-17
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    6. Stefano Colombo, 2012. "Collusion in two models of spatial competition with quantity-setting firms," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 48(1), pages 45-69, February.
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    8. Pal, Debashis, 1998. "Does Cournot competition yield spatial agglomeration?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 60(1), pages 49-53, July.
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