Should Small Countries Fear Deindustrialization?
AbstractWill small countries deindustrialize when opening up to trade with large countries? Donald Davis (1998 ) shows that for the home market effect to lead to deindustrialization of small countries, trade costs for homogeneous goods must be sufficiently smaller than trade costs in differentiated goods, a condition which is not supported by empirical evidence. We show that if differentiated goods production uses tradable inputs small countries can become deindustrialized when trading with a sufficiently large country and if trade costs are low. Copyright � 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Volume (Year): 18 (2010)
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