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Mixed oligopoly and spatial agglomeration in quasi-linear city


  • Takeshi Ebina

    () (Department of Social Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Toshihiro Matsumura

    () (Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo)

  • Daisuke Shimizu

    () (Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)


We apply a spatial model that includes both circular-city and linear-city models as special cases to the analysis of location-quantity model in mixed oligopoly. We find that the equilibrium pattern continuously moves from that of the circular-city to that of the linear-city and that the linear-city result is more likely in our setting as the equilibrium location.

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  • Takeshi Ebina & Toshihiro Matsumura & Daisuke Shimizu, 2009. "Mixed oligopoly and spatial agglomeration in quasi-linear city," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(4), pages 2722-2729.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00460

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    1. Colombo, Stefano, 2011. "On the rationale of spatial discrimination with quantity-setting firms," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(3), pages 254-258, September.
    2. Stefano Colombo, 2011. "Spatial price discrimination in the unidirectional Hotelling model with elastic demand," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 102(2), pages 157-169, March.

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    Linear-city; Circular-city; Location-quantity; Mixed oligopoly;

    JEL classification:

    • R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
    • L3 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise


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