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Oligopoly Theory : Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature - James Friedman

Oligopoly Theory

Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature

Paperback Published: 19th December 1983
ISBN: 9780521282444
Number Of Pages: 260

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James Friedman provides a thorough survey of oligopoly theory using numerical examples and careful verbal explanations to make the ideas clear and accessible. While the earlier ideas of Cournot, Hotelling, and Chamberlin are presented, the larger part of the book is devoted to the modern work on oligopoly that has resulted from the application of dynamic techniques and game theory to this area of economics. The book begins with static oligopoly theory. Cournot's model and its more recent elaborations are covered in the first substantive chapter. Then the Chamberlinian analysis of product differentiation, spatial competition, and characteristics space is set out. The subsequent chapters on modern work deal with reaction functions, advertising, oligopoly with capital, entry, and oligopoly using noncooperative game theory. A large bibliography is provided.

Introduction and overview
The court model of oligopoly
Differential products models of oligopoly and monopolistic competition
Product choice and location
Reaction functions
Oligopoly and advertising
Oligopoly with capital
Entry
Oligopoly and noncooperative game theory
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ISBN: 9780521282444
ISBN-10: 0521282446
Series: Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 19th December 1983
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.35