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Simulating Tariffs vs. Quotas with Domestic Monopoly


  • Gilbert John

    (Utah State University)

  • Oladi Reza

    (Utah State University)


The pro-competitive effects of international trade in the presence of monopoly, and the deleterious effects of protection, are topics commonly taught in both international trade and industrial organization classes. We present a numerical simulation model for classroom use, built in Excel, that is designed to explore the effect of international trade on a monopoly, and how the effects of protecting the monopoly may differ depending on whether a tariff or a quota is chosen. We describe the model, key results, and how to integrate the approach into the curriculum.

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  • Gilbert John & Oladi Reza, 2007. "Simulating Tariffs vs. Quotas with Domestic Monopoly," Journal of Industrial Organization Education, De Gruyter, vol. 2(1), pages 1-11, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:jioedu:v:2:y:2007:i:1:n:1
    DOI: 10.2202/1935-5041.1010

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