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Entry and Exit Under Demand Uncertainty

  • Vettas, Nikolaos


This paper presents a dynamic model of entry and exit in competitive markets with demand uncertainty and Bayesian learning. There is a unique equilibrium path characterized by a pair of simple zero-expected profit equations.

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Paper provided by Duke University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 97-31.

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Date of creation: 1997
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Publication status: Published in ECONOMICS LETTERS, Vol. 57, 1997, pages 227-234
Handle: RePEc:duk:dukeec:97-31
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