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Price dispersion in duopolies with heterogeneous consumers

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In this paper, I modify Varian's [Varian, H.R. (1980). A model of sales, American Economic Review, 70(4), 651-659] model of sales to allow for heterogeneity in consumer preferences. I show that in mixed strategy equilibria each firm charges a finite number of prices. Using this characterization, I examine the effect of consumer heterogeneity on firms' optimal pricing strategies.

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  • Sinitsyn, Maxim, 2009. "Price dispersion in duopolies with heterogeneous consumers," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 197-205, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:indorg:v:27:y:2009:i:2:p:197-205
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