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Spatial Price Discrimination with Heterogeneous Firms

  • Jonathan Vogel

In this paper we present and solve a three-stage game of entry, location, and pricing in a spatial price discrimination framework with arbitrarily many heterogeneous firms. We provide a unique characterization of all equilibria without imposing restrictions on the distribution of marginal costs.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 14978.

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Date of creation: May 2009
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Publication status: published as Jonathan Vogel, 2011. "Spatial Price Discrimination with Heterogeneous Firms," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 59(4), pages 661-676, December.
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:14978
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