Nonlinear Oligopolies

Stability and Bifurcations

Authors: Bischi, G.I., Chiarella, C., Kopel, M., Szidarovszky, F.

  • Presents latest trends, methods and results in nonlinear dynamics with a special focus on oligopolies

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The book focuses on the dynamics of nonlinear oligopoly models. It discusses the classical Cournot model with a large variety of demand and cost functions that illustrate the many different types of possible best response functions and it shows the existence of unique and multiple equilibria. Particular emphasis is placed on the influence of nonnegativity and capacity constraints. Dynamics are introduced under various assumptions for the adjustment process. An introduction to the analysis of global dynamics is given through some specific examples. The book also considers concave and general oligopolies and gives conditions for the local asymptotic stability of their equilibria, and it investigates global dynamics in some special cases. Other oligopolies examined include market share attraction games, labor-managed oligopolies, partially cooperating firms and models with intertemporal demand attraction. Local/global stability analyses are carried out for these models and the impact of constraints is discussed. The book contains a number of technical appendices that summarize techniques of global dynamics not easily accessible elsewhere.

 

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“This excellent book is a continuation of the work of K. Okuguchi and F. Szidarovszky … and it focuses on the nonlinearity of oligopoly models. It consists of 6 chapters and 6 appendices. … gives a brief overview of the very large and complex field covered in this book, as well as an outline of future research directions. … large collection of references is cited and listed in the bibliography. … the authors of this book have obtained many and important results in this area.” (Anton S. Mureşan, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 e)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Classical Cournot Model

    Bischi, Gian-Italo (et al.)

    Pages 1-49

  • Concave Oligopolies

    Bischi, Gian-Italo (et al.)

    Pages 51-101

  • General Oligopolies

    Bischi, Gian-Italo (et al.)

    Pages 103-140

  • Modified and Extended Oligopolies

    Bischi, Gian-Italo (et al.)

    Pages 141-206

  • Oligopolies with Misspecified and Uncertain Price Functions, and Learning

    Bischi, Gian-Italo (et al.)

    Pages 207-270

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-02105-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42460-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonlinear Oligopolies
Book Subtitle
Stability and Bifurcations
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02106-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02106-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02105-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42460-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 334
Topics