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Strategic Trade and Industrial Policy Towards Dynamic Oligopolies

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  • Neary, J.P.
  • Leahy, D.

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We characterise optimal trade and industrial policy in dynamic oligopolistic markets. If governments can commit to future policies, optimal first-period intervention should diverge from the profit-shifting benchmark to an extent which exactly offsets the strategic behaviour implied by Fudenberg and Tirole's "fat cats and top dogs" taxonomy of business strategies.

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Paper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 98/14.

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Length: 51 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:98/14

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Keywords: TRADE POLICY ; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT;

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