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Anything goes with heterogeneous, but not always with homogeneous oligopoly

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Corchón and Mas-Colell [1996. On the stability of best reply and gradient systems with applications to imperfectly competitive models. Economics Letters 51, 59-65] showed that in heterogeneous oligopoly (almost) everything is possible. In order to obtain a similar result for homogeneous oligopoly, either one needs an externality in the cost function, or the reaction correspondences should fulfill a special condition.

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  • Furth, Dave, 2009. "Anything goes with heterogeneous, but not always with homogeneous oligopoly," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 183-203, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:33:y:2009:i:1:p:183-203
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    1. Cars H. Hommes & Marius I. Ochea & Jan Tuinstra, 2016. "Evolutionary Competition between Adjustment Processes in Cournot Oligopoly: Instability and Complex Dynamics," THEMA Working Papers 2016-03, THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise.

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