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Cournot competition and location choice with wage bargaining

  • Qiang Wang

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    (College of Economics and Management,Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

  • Qi Chen

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    (College of Economics and Management,Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

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    Equilibrium locations are analyzed in location-quantity games, in which firms acquire labor inputs through bilateral monopoly relations with independent labor union. We find that the pattern of locations varies as the transport rate increase in a linear city. In a circular city, firms locate equidistant form each other.

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    Volume (Year): 12 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 22 ()
    Pages: 1-5

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