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Cournot Competition and Spatial Agglomeration

  • Debashis Pal

    (Dept. of Economics, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Recent work suggest that Cournot oligopolists competing in a spatial model, with uniform distribution of consumers, agglomerate at the center of the market. This paper analyzes the robustness of this result with a general symmetric distribution of consumers.

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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmi:9402002
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