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Measuring product diversity

  • Gans, Joshua S.
  • Hill, Robert J.

The diversity of a set can be defined as a function of the bilateral distances between the elements of the set. We show how the bilateral distances between products can be presented by parameters in a utility function.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 55 (1997)
Issue (Month): 1 (August)
Pages: 145-150

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:55:y:1997:i:1:p:145-150
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