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Transparency and Risk Sharing in International Trade

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  • Udo Broll
  • Bernhard Eckwert
  • Kit Pong Wong

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The paper examines the impact of uncertainty on the decision problem of an international firm. The uncertainty under which the firm decides on home and foreign supply is affected by an information system that conveys public signals about the random spot exchange rate. Our notion of transparency proposes an information-based concept of uncertainty. In this setting, we revisit the link between the transparency in the foreign exchange market and the behavior of the international firm. The welfare of domestic consumers, in contrast, may increase or decrease with higher transparency in the foreign exchange market.

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  • Udo Broll & Bernhard Eckwert & Kit Pong Wong, 2014. "Transparency and Risk Sharing in International Trade," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 82(6), pages 716-731, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:82:y:2014:i:6:p:716-731
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    1. Udo Broll & Peter Welzel & Kit Pong Wong, 2016. "Regret theory and the competitive firm revisited," Eurasian Economic Review, Springer;Eurasia Business and Economics Society, vol. 6(3), pages 481-487, December.
    2. Udo Broll & Peter Welzel & Kit Wong, 2015. "Exchange Rate Risk and the Impact of Regret on Trade," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 26(1), pages 109-119, February.

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