We study a monopolistic market characterized by a constant elasticity demand function, in which the firm technology is described by a linear total cost function. The firm is assumed to be boundedly rational and to follow a gradient rule to adjust the production level in order to optimize its profit. We focus on what happens on varying the price elasticity of demand, studying the effect on the equilibrium stability. We prove that, depending on the relation between the market size and the marginal cost, two different scenarios are possible, in which elasticity has either a stabilizing or a mixed stabilizing/destabilizing effect.

Cavalli, F., Naimzada, Effect of price elasticity of demand in monopolies with gradient adjustment, <<CHAOS, SOLITONS AND FRACTALS>>, 2015; 76 (July): 47-55. [doi:10.1016/j.chaos.2015.03.003] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/85475]

Effect of price elasticity of demand in monopolies with gradient adjustment

Cavalli, Fausto
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2015

Abstract

We study a monopolistic market characterized by a constant elasticity demand function, in which the firm technology is described by a linear total cost function. The firm is assumed to be boundedly rational and to follow a gradient rule to adjust the production level in order to optimize its profit. We focus on what happens on varying the price elasticity of demand, studying the effect on the equilibrium stability. We prove that, depending on the relation between the market size and the marginal cost, two different scenarios are possible, in which elasticity has either a stabilizing or a mixed stabilizing/destabilizing effect.
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Cavalli, F., Naimzada, Effect of price elasticity of demand in monopolies with gradient adjustment, <<CHAOS, SOLITONS AND FRACTALS>>, 2015; 76 (July): 47-55. [doi:10.1016/j.chaos.2015.03.003] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/85475]
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