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Why do competitors open their stores next to one another? - Jac de Haan


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Why are all the gas stations, cafes and restaurants in one crowded spot? As two competitive cousins vie for ice-cream-selling domination on one small beach, discover how game theory and the Nash Equilibrium inform these retail hotspots.

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  • Educator Jac de Haan
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