Torrisi, Gianpiero (2008): The model of the linear city under a triangular distribution of consumers: an empirical analysis on price and location of beverage kiosks in Catania.

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Abstract
This paper presents a model of oligopolistic competition under horizontal differentiation of products and a triangular distribution of consumers. The triangular distribution aims to represent a case of concentration of consumers around the central location. The main result is that a good deal of differentiation among products is achieved also under such assumption concerning the consumers’ distribution. This means that the incentive to differentiate – to some extent  prevails on the incentive to the central location, although consumers are concentrated in the central location. The analysis on an original empirical casestudy is presented, concerning the choice of beverage retails in a town. The empirical evidence is consistent with the theoretical model.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  The model of the linear city under a triangular distribution of consumers: an empirical analysis on price and location of beverage kiosks in Catania 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Product differentiation; Hotelling; Empirical analysis 
Subjects:  C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1  Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C10  General C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0  General > C00  General C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7  Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C70  General 
Item ID:  12694 
Depositing User:  Gianpiero Torrisi 
Date Deposited:  13. Jan 2009 07:40 
Last Modified:  15. Mar 2014 09:37 
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URI:  http://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/id/eprint/12694 