Multi-market Oligopoly of Equal Capacity

Journal Article

We consider a variant of Cournot competition, where multiple firms allocate the same amount of resource across multiple markets. We prove that the game has a unique pure-strategy Nash equilibrium (NE), which is symmetric and is characterized by the maximal point of a "potential function". The NE is globally asymptotically stable under the gradient adjustment process, and is not socially optimal in general. An application is in transportation, where drivers allocate time over a street network.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, R; Ghanem, R

Published Date

  • December 12, 2020