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A model of demand with interactions among consumers

  • Cowan, Robin
  • Cowan, William
  • Swann, Peter

The aim of this paper is to study emergent patterns of demand when there are social interactions between different consumers. Specially, our concern is with the case in which consumers' preferences are influenced by the consumption behaviour of others.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Volume (Year): 15 (1997)
Issue (Month): 6 (October)
Pages: 711-732

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Handle: RePEc:eee:indorg:v:15:y:1997:i:6:p:711-732
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