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Dynamic properties of a Cournot–Bertrand duopoly game with differentiated products

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  • Naimzada, A.K.
  • Tramontana, F.

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In this paper we consider a Cournot–Bertrand duopoly model with linear demand and cost functions and with product differentiation. We propose a dynamic framework for the study of the stability properties of this kind of mixed oligopoly game, a rather neglected topic in the existing literature despite its relevance. In particular, in this paper we highlight the role of best response dynamics and of an adaptive adjustment mechanism for the stability of the equilibrium.

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  • Naimzada, A.K. & Tramontana, F., 2012. "Dynamic properties of a Cournot–Bertrand duopoly game with differentiated products," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 1436-1439.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:29:y:2012:i:4:p:1436-1439
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2012.02.016
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    Keywords

    Cournot–Bertrand model; Product differentiation; Stability; Dynamics; Oligopoly theory;
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    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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