Location as an instrument for social welfare improvement in a spatial model of cournot competition
Two-stage models are the main frameworks in the analysis of oligopolistic competition. Literature has discussed some properties of such models when Cournot competition occurs in the second stage and assuming a non-spatial context. It finds that private and social optima are asymmetric. Using spatial behavior with multiple marketplaces, the outcome is different. A social planner can use the location variable as an instrument for reallocating production from the equilibrium spatial pattern to the optimal outcome while maintaining the symmetry of the model.
Volume (Year): 30 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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