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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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  • John M. Hartwick & Philip G. Hartwick, 1970. "Duopoly in Space," Working Papers 29, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:29

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    1. repec:cup:apsrev:v:60:y:1966:i:01:p:29-38_12 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. J. W. Friedman, 1968. "Reaction Functions and the Theory of Duopoly," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 35(3), pages 257-272.
    3. Paul A. Samuelson, 2011. "The Collected Scientific Papers of Paul Samuelson," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 7, number 0262015749 edited by Janice Murray, July.
    4. R. M. Cyert & M. H. DeGroot, 1970. "Multiperiod Decision Models with Alternating Choice as a Solution to the Duopoly Problem," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 84(3), pages 410-429.
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