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Partial Ownership Arrangements and Collusion in the Automobile Industry

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  • Alley, Wilson A
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    This paper develops a conjectural variation model that allows for partial ownership arrangements and foreign trade. This model is applied to the Japanese and U.S. automobile industries. Although collusion is found to occur in the Japanese automobile industry, it is found to be more competitive than the U.S. automobile industry. The effect imports have on firms' price-cost margins in both countries is also found to be different. Copyright 1997 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Industrial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 45 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 191-205

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:45:y:1997:i:2:p:191-205

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    11. Rasha Ahmed & Kathleen Segerson, 2007. "Emissions Control and the Regulation of Product Markets: The Case of Automobiles," Working papers 2007-40, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
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    16. Hiroshi Ono & Takuya Nakazato & Colin Davis & Wilson Alley, 2004. "Partial ownership arrangements in the Japanese automobile industry; 1990-2000," Journal of Applied Economics, Universidad del CEMA, vol. 0, pages 355-367, November.
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