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Trade, market size, and industrial structure: revisiting the home-market effect

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  • Zhihao Yu

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This paper shows that the issues in the recent discussion over the `home-market effects' are more complicated than previously thought. It is shown that, in general, market size matters for industrial structure even when both the homogeneous and the differentiated goods face transport costs. The home-market effect for production structure can arise, disappear, or even reverse in sign. The analysis shall change a common perception about de-industrialization of (small) economies and may also have important implications for the empirical research strategies in this area.

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Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 38 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 255-272

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Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:38:y:2005:i:1:p:255-272

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  1. Pham, Cong S. & Lovely, Mary E. & Mitra, Devashish, 2014. "The home-market effect and bilateral trade patterns: A reexamination of the evidence," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 120-137.
  2. Dao-Zhi Zeng & Toru Kikuchi, 2005. "The Home Market Effect and the Agricultural Sector," ERSA conference papers ersa05p135, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano & Kristian Behrens & Andrea R. Lamorgese & Takatoshi Tabuchi, 2009. "Beyond the Home Market Effect: Market Size and Specialization in a Multi-Country World," Working Papers 2009.119, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  4. Yamamoto, Kazuhiro, 2008. "Location of industry, market size, and imperfect international capital mobility," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 38(5), pages 518-532, September.
  5. Takatsuka, Hajime & Zeng, Dao-Zhi, 2012. "Trade liberalization and welfare: Differentiated-good versus homogeneous-good markets," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 308-325.
  6. Kyoko Hirose & Yushi Yoshida, 2010. "Intra-National Regional Heterogeneity in International Trade," Discussion Papers 42, Kyushu Sangyo University, Faculty of Economics.

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