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Choix de localisation et structure du commerce intra-branche

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  • Kristian Behrens

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We develop a model that investigates how strategically interacting firms share a given set of spatially separated markets. We show that, for intermediate values of transport costs, the spatial distribution of firms determines the structure of intra-industry trade, which in turn influences this spatial distribution. Our results highlight the strong and circular link between the spatial distribution of economic activities and the structure of intra-industry trade and suggest that the agglomeration of firms is not incompatible with high values of transport costs.Classification JEL : F12 ; L10 ; L13 ; R32.

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Volume (Year): 56 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 965-982

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