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Hurwicz’s criterion and the equilibria of duopoly models

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  • A. Zapata

    () (University of Seville)

  • M. A. Caraballo

    () (University of Seville)

  • L. Monroy

    () (University of Seville)

  • A. M. Mármol

    () (University of Seville)

Abstract

In this paper we investigate a model of duopolistic competition in an uncertain environment where the attitudes of the firms towards uncertainty are incorporated. In particular, we analyze an extension of a Cournot duopoly in which the firms face a different market demand in each of two scenarios, and make their output decisions before uncertainty is resolved. The way in which firms value the possible outcomes is critical when deciding their strategies. In real-life situations the attitudes that agents exhibit can vary from extreme pessimism to extreme optimism, and it is possible to characterize their behavior according to their degrees of optimism. In this context, we identify the sets of equilibria for the full range of degrees of optimism, and illustrate the results with the analysis of some cases in which the demand functions are linear.

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  • A. Zapata & M. A. Caraballo & L. Monroy & A. M. Mármol, 2019. "Hurwicz’s criterion and the equilibria of duopoly models," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 27(4), pages 937-952, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:cejnor:v:27:y:2019:i:4:d:10.1007_s10100-017-0517-4
    DOI: 10.1007/s10100-017-0517-4
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    Keywords

    Duopoly; Equilibria; Demand uncertainty; Degree of optimism;

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General

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