Martin Dufwenberg: Dept. of Economics, Stockholm University, Postal: Department of Economics, Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Abstract: A simple technique for teaching the Cournot model to first year students is presented. The approach involves convincing the students that out of all rectangles with a common circumference, the square has the greatest area. No use is made of derivatives. The same approach can be used to understand some other market forms.
5 pages, September 13, 1999
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