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Cournot competition in spatial markets: Some further results

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  • Chia-Ming Yu

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  • Fu-Chuan Lai

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In contrast to most of the literature on a circular market in which firms choose to disperse equally from each other in equilibrium, this research note shows that the equal-distance dispersion in a circular market results from the substitutability of products produced by two single-plant duopoly firms. Meanwhile, agglomeration at one point results from complementarity. In the multi-plant duopoly case, we find - in contrast to Chamorro-Rivas (2000) - that when firms sell complements, the equilibrium locations tend to exhibit both inter-firm agglomeration and intra-firm dispersion. In other words, the location layout in equilibrium exhibits spatial agglomeration (by pairs) finitely at many points. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2003

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  • Chia-Ming Yu & Fu-Chuan Lai, 2003. "Cournot competition in spatial markets: Some further results," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 82(4), pages 569-580, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:82:y:2003:i:4:p:569-580
    DOI: 10.1007/s10110-003-0154-2
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    1. Chia-Hung Sun, 2010. "Spatial Cournot competition in a circular city with directional delivery constraints," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 45(2), pages 273-289, October.
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    10. Stefano Colombo, 2016. "Location choices with a non-linear demand function," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 95, pages 215-226, March.
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    12. Karamychev, Vladimir & van Reeven, Peran, 2009. "Retail sprawl and multi-store firms: An analysis of location choice by retail chains," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 277-286, May.
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    15. Stefano Colombo, 2012. "Collusion in two models of spatial competition with quantity-setting firms," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 48(1), pages 45-69, February.
    16. Chia-Hung Sun, 2014. "Spatial Cournot Competition in a Linear City with Directional Delivery Constraints," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 65(3), pages 344-374, September.
    17. Joaquín Andaluz, 2009. "Vertical product differentiation with subcontracting," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 88(4), pages 785-798, November.

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