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Market Structure, Trade Liberalization and the GATS

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  • Joseph Francois

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    (Erasmus University Rotterdam, and CEPR)

  • Ian Wooton

    (University of Glasgow, and CEPR)

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In this paper we examine the interaction between the different modesof market access commitments inservices (cross-border and establishment) market structure, andregulation. In this context, we focus on theimpact of improved domestic market access for a foreign serviceprovider on a domestic service market. Wework with a model where the domestic industry is assumed to beimperfectly competitive and, as a result ofdomestic regulation, able to act as a cartel. We also examine theincentives for the domestic firms toaccommodate the entry of the foreign firm by inviting it to join thecartel.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 00-059/2.

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Date of creation: 31 Jul 2000
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20000059

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Keywords: services trade; trade liberalization; market access; imperfect competition;

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Cited by:
  1. Joseph F. Francois & B. Hoekman, 2009. "Services Trade and Policy," wiiw Working Papers 60, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.
  2. George Verikios & Xiao-guang Zhang, 2001. "Global Gains from Liberalising Trade in Telecommunications and Financial Services," Others 0110005, EconWPA.
  3. Elisabeth M. Christen & Joseph Francois & Bernard Hoekman, 2012. "CGE Modeling of Market Access in Services," Economics working papers 2012-08, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  4. Konan, Denise Eby & Maskus, Keith E., 2006. "Quantifying the impact of services liberalization in a developing country," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 81(1), pages 142-162, October.
  5. Denise Eby Konan & Ari Van Assche, 2006. "Regulation, Market Structure and Service Trade Liberalization," CIRANO Working Papers 2006s-18, CIRANO.
  6. Christen, Elisabeth & Francois, Joseph & Hoekman, Bernard, 2013. "Computable General Equilibrium Modeling of Market Access in Services," Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier.
  7. Francois, Joseph & Manchin, Miriam & Martin, Will, 2013. "Market Structure in Multisector General Equilibrium Models of Open Economies," Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier.

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