Network Externalities and Comparative Advantage
AbstractIn this article I examine how the network externalities of communications activities and trading opportunities interact to determine the structure of comparative advantage. These interactions are examined by constructing a two-country, three-sector model of trade involving a country-specific communications network sector. The role of the connectivity of network providers, which allows users of a network to communicate with users of another network, is also explored.
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Date of creation: 2007
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Network Externalities; Comparative Advantage;
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- F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
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- NEP-ALL-2007-09-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2007-09-02 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INT-2007-09-02 (International Trade)
- NEP-NET-2007-09-02 (Network Economics)
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