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Optimal product variety in a Hotelling model

Meagher, Kieron


Consider the Hotelling linear spatial duopoly with firm uncertainty over the consumer mean. As uncertainty about the mean grows relative to the dispersion of consumers, competitive locations become socially optimal. A limit result for discontinuous, log-concave densities is also established.

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Economics Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.04.075


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