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Enforcing Domestic Quality Dominance through Quotas

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  • Nicolas Boccard
  • Xavier Wauthy

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We study duopoly competition between a domestic and a foreign firm who first choose their quality and then compete in prices in the domestic market. As is well known, the free-trade equilibrium exhibits quality differentiation and indeterminacy of the quality leader. We show that an import quota can enforce, as the unique subgame-perfect equilibrium outcome, the quality ranking that favors the domestic producer and thereby can increase domestic welfare. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2005..

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  • Nicolas Boccard & Xavier Wauthy, 2005. "Enforcing Domestic Quality Dominance through Quotas," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 13(2), pages 250-261, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:reviec:v:13:y:2005:i:2:p:250-261
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