Competing Communications Networks and International Trade
AbstractThis paper investigates the effects of competing communication networks on trade patterns in a Chamberlinian-Ricardian model of monopolistically competitive firms with a continuum of industries that require communication services in production. We conclude that intraindustry trade between different networks is determined by the relative size of networks and technological differences, and that a network will not have an incentive to expand indefi- nitely, despite network externalities.
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Date of creation: 2008
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- Fukushima, Marcelo & Kikuchi, Toru, 2008. "Competing Communications Networks and International Trade," Journal of Economic Integration, Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University, Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University, vol. 23, pages 91-103.
- F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-03-25 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2008-03-25 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-CSE-2008-03-25 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INT-2008-03-25 (International Trade)
- NEP-NET-2008-03-25 (Network Economics)
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