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Multiproduct firms and product differentiation : a survey

By Juan A. Manez and Michael Waterson


We start the survey by reviewing the implications of horizontal and vertical product differentiation on market structure under the assumption of single-product firms. Then, we analyse the main results of the multi-product firm models, both when variants are assumed differentiated in vertical attributes only and when variants are assumed differentiated in two dimensions (vertical and horizontal). Finally, we review the empirical literature about discrete-choice models of product differentiation

Topics: HF
Publisher: University of Warwick, Department of Economics
Year: 2001
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