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Spatial Cournot competition with non-extreme directional constraints


  • Stefano Colombo



The circular city model and the linear city model are extended to allow for asymmetric directional transportation costs. A two-stage location-then-quantity model is proposed. We show that in the circular city model, maximal dispersion arises in equilibrium, while in the linear city model, the unique equilibrium is represented by both firms agglomerating in a non-central point of the segment. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

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  • Stefano Colombo, 2013. "Spatial Cournot competition with non-extreme directional constraints," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 51(3), pages 761-774, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:51:y:2013:i:3:p:761-774 DOI: 10.1007/s00168-013-0560-6

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    D43; L13;

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets


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