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Assisting Domestic Industries under International Oligopoly: The Relevance of the Nature of Competition to Optimal Policies

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    Optimal trade and industrial policies are derived for a home market that is supplied by a domestic firm and a foreign firm. The optimal policy combination can be quite sensitive to the nature of the duopoly's competition. For example, for some cost and demand s tructures, the optimal policy under Cournot competition consists of a domestic production tax and a tariff, but that under Bertrand compet ition consists of a production subsidy and free trade. Copyright 1988 by American Economic Association.

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    Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal American Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 78 (1988)
    Issue (Month): 4 (September)
    Pages: 746-58

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    Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:78:y:1988:i:4:p:746-58

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    2. Andreas Haufler & Michael Pflüger, 2003. "Market Structure and the Taxation of International Trade," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 370, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    3. Furusawa, Taiji & Higashida, Keisaku & Ishikawa, Jota, 2003. "What information is needed for welfare-enhancing policies under international oligopoly?," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 31-46, January.
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    5. Stahl, Dale O. & Turunen-Red, Arja H., 1995. "Tariff games: Cooperation with random variation in political regimes," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 11(2), pages 215-238, June.
    6. Dominik Egli & Frank Westermann, 2000. "Optimal Tariffs and Subsidies And Changes in Markets Structure," CESifo Working Paper Series 369, CESifo Group Munich.
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    9. Mario Marazzi, 2002. "On the fragility of gains from trade under continuously differentiated bertrand competition," International Finance Discussion Papers 735, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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    11. Toru Kikuchi, 1998. "Strategic Export Policy in a Differentiated Duopoly: A Note," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 9(4), pages 315-325, October.
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    18. Mark Herander, 1993. "Optimal trade policy in the presence of changing market structure," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 4(3), pages 235-245, September.
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