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- The Circular Road Revisited: Uniqueness And Supermodularity

  • Martin Peitz

    (Universidad de Alicante)

The model of the circular road has proved to be a popular model of oligopolistic interaction, yet its theoretical properties are not fully explored. In this paper I extend the uniqueness result of price equilibrium in the circular road with equidistant locations from quadratic transportation costs to a class of utility functions of the consumers. I show that the associated game is supermodular and dominance solvable. The paper also discusses possible extensions and limitations of the model.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 1999-06.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Apr 1999
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Publication status: Published by Ivie
Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:1999-06
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