Giocoli, Nicola (2008): Reaction curves. Published in: Famous Figures and Diagrams in Economics, edited by Mark Blaug and Peter J. Lloyd, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham (UK), (2010): pp. 137-144.
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A reaction curve RC, also called reaction function or best-reply function, is the locus of optimal, i.e. profit-maximizing, actions that a firm may undertake for any given action chosen by a rival firm. The RC diagram is the standard tool for the graphical analysis of duopoly. In the diagram the market equilibrium is at the intersection of the RCs, one for each firm. The commonest case of RC diagram is that of the Cournot duopoly model.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Reaction curves|
|Keywords:||reaction curves; duopoly; Cournot|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925 > B10 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L13 - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C70 - General
|Depositing User:||Nicola Giocoli|
|Date Deposited:||30. Sep 2011 19:18|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 20:36|
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