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Price discrimination and equilibrium in monopolistic competition

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  • MacLeod, W.B.
  • Norman, G.
  • Thisse, J.-F.

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Modern theories of monopolistic competition have borrowed extensively from techniques developed in location theory and the theory of spatial pricing. A subject of concern is that there exists no free-entry price-location equilibrium. We demonstrate its existence, provided only that producers are allowed to price discriminate among consumers.
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  • MacLeod, W.B. & Norman, G. & Thisse, J.-F., 1988. "Price discrimination and equilibrium in monopolistic competition," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 6(4), pages 429-446.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:indorg:v:6:y:1988:i:4:p:429-446
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    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
    • L68 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Appliances; Furniture; Other Consumer Durables

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