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Partial Privatization, Foreign Competition, and Optimum Tariff

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  • Chi-Chur Chao
  • Eden S. H. Yu
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    Using a simple international mixed oligopoly model with one public and one or more foreign firms, this paper examines the effect of partial privatization or foreign competition on optimum tariffs and finds that foreign competition lowers the optimal tariff rate but partial privatization raises it. This result implies that trade liberalization is welfare improving if a country opens up its economy by allowing foreign competition. However, the liberalization policy is not desirable when the country only partially or completely privatizes its publicly-owned enterprises. Copyright � 2006 The Authors; Journal compilation � Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2006.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Review of International Economics.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (02)
    Pages: 87-92

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:reviec:v:14:y:2006:i:1:p:87-92

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    1. O. Amerighi & G. De Feo, 2007. "Competition for FDI in the Presence of a Public Firm and the Effects of Privatization," Working Papers 605, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
    2. Beladi, Hamid & Chakrabarti, Avik & Marjit, Sugata, 2014. "A public firm in a model of spatial duopoly with price discrimination," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 123(1), pages 79-81.
    3. repec:ebl:ecbull:v:6:y:2006:i:9:p:1-7 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Wang, Leonard F.S. & Chen, Tai-Liang, 2011. "Mixed oligopoly, optimal privatization, and foreign penetration," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 1465-1470, July.
    5. Juan Bárcena-Ruiz & María Garzón, 2010. "Endogenous timing in a mixed oligopoly with semipublic firms," Portuguese Economic Journal, Springer, vol. 9(2), pages 97-113, August.
    6. Dong, Quan & Bárcena-Ruiz, Juan Carlos, 2014. "Corruption and decisions on opening up markets," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 23-29.
    7. Prabal Roy chowdhury, 2009. "Mixed Oligopoly with Distortions: First Best with Budget-balance and the Irrelevance Principle," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(3), pages 1873-1888.
    8. Chen, Chien-Hsun & Mai, Chao-Cheng & Liu, Yu-Lin & Mai, Shin-Ying, 2009. "Privatization and optimal share release in the Chinese banking industry," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 26(6), pages 1161-1171, November.
    9. John Heywood & Guangliang Ye, 2010. "Optimal privatization in a mixed duopoly with consistent conjectures," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 101(3), pages 231-246, November.
    10. repec:ebl:ecbull:v:6:y:2008:i:37:p:1-7 is not listed on IDEAS
    11. Amerighi, Oscar & De Feo, Giuseppe, 2010. "On the FDI-attracting property of privatizatio," SIRE Discussion Papers 2010-34, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).

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