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Scale economies and intra-industry trade

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    This investigation of the relationship between intra-industry trade and scale economies shows industries with low scale economies more frequently have high, rather than low, intra-industry trade shares. Theoretical studies should focus on causes of intra-industry trade other than scale economies.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 190-192

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:190-192

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    Keywords: Scale economies Intra-industry trade;

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