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Tariffs and Welfare in an Imperfectly Competitive Overlapping-Generations Model


  • Sen, Partha


The effect of a tariff is analyzed in a two-sector model in an uncertain-lifetimes framework. One of the sectors is monopolistically competitive. It is shown that while a tariff leads to a consumption boom and possibly a current-account surplus, its welfare effects depend on whether the homogeneous good or the differentiated good is exported by the small open economy. Welfare improves if the differentiated good is nontraded but deteriorates if the homogeneous good is nontraded. Copyright 2001 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Sen, Partha, 2001. "Tariffs and Welfare in an Imperfectly Competitive Overlapping-Generations Model," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 5(2), pages 227-238, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:rdevec:v:5:y:2001:i:2:p:227-38

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    1. Galor, Oded & Ryder, Harl E., 1989. "Existence, uniqueness, and stability of equilibrium in an overlapping-generations model with productive capital," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 49(2), pages 360-375, December.
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    1. Chung-Fu Lai, 2016. "Tariff, Consumption Home Bias and Macroeconomic Dynamics," Asian Economic and Financial Review, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 6(8), pages 425-444, August.
    2. Romain Restout, 2008. "Monopolistic Competition and the Dependent Economy Model," Working Papers 0803, Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon St-Étienne (GATE Lyon St-Étienne), Université de Lyon.

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