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Linear City Models: Overview and Typology

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  • Torbenko, A.

    (Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo, Russia)

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The article surveys varieties of "linear city" models, the first of which was made by H. Hotelling in 1929. Linear city models typically used for analyzing spatial competition and product differentiation. Our classification for linear city models is based on related types of oligopolistic competition. The article considers particular linear city models, also the using this models as tool for specific studies. Models with different shape of the space is also mentioned. Several stages of the models' development are identified.

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  • Torbenko, A., 2015. "Linear City Models: Overview and Typology," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, vol. 25(1), pages 12-38.
  • Handle: RePEc:nea:journl:y:2015:i:25:p:12-38
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    Keywords

    spatial competition; product differentiation; linear city model; Hotelling;

    JEL classification:

    • B21 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Microeconomics
    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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