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Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2013, 1(1), 1-3
DOI: 10.12691/jbms-1-1-1
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The Chaotic Monopoly Profit Growth Model and a Pigouvian Tax

Vesna D. Jablanovic1,

1University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Pub. Date: February 28, 2013

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Vesna D. Jablanovic. The Chaotic Monopoly Profit Growth Model and a Pigouvian Tax. Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2013; 1(1):1-3. doi: 10.12691/jbms-1-1-1


Deterministic chaos refers to irregular or chaotic motion that is generated by nonlinear systems. The chaotic behavior is not to quantum-mechanical-like uncertainty. Chaos theory is used to prove that erratic and chaotic fluctuations can indeed arise in completely deterministic models. Chaotic systems exhibit a sensitive dependence on initial conditions. Seemingly insignificant changes in the initial conditions produce large differences in outcomes. The basic aim of this paper is to construct a relatively simple chaotic growth model of the monopoly price that is capable of generating stable equilibria, cycles, or chaos. A key hypothesis of this work is based on the idea that the coefficient μ =f (n – b – d ) plays a crucial role in explaining local stability of the monopoly profit, where, b – the coefficient of the total cost function of the monopoly firm, n - the coefficient of the inverse demand function, d - the Pigovian tax rate.

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