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Duopoly in Space

  • John M. Hartwick

    (Queen's University)

  • Philip G. Hartwick

    (Trent University)

Hotelling's 1929 article concerning the behavior of duopolists in a spatial setting has had a lasting influence in economics and political science. With a simple model, he was able to elucide why "our cities become uneconomically large and business districts within them too concentrated"; and why "Methodist and Presbyterian churches are too much alike;cider is too homogenous." In this paper, we develop the constant non-zero elasticity of demand case which Hotelling referred to.

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Paper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 29.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Aug 1970
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Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:29
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  1. Cyert, Richard M & DeGroot, M H, 1970. "Multiperiod Decision Models with Alternating Choice as a Solution to the Duopoly Problem," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 84(3), pages 410-29, August.
  2. Paul A. Samuelson, 2011. "The Collected Scientific Papers of Paul Samuelson," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 6, number 0262015404 edited by Janice Murray, June.
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