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Tariffs and the Extraction of Foreign Monopoly Rents under Potential Entry


  • James A. Brander
  • Barbara J. Spencer


This paper examines the incentives for using tariffs to extract monopoly rents from imperfectly competitive foreign firms. Using a simple Stackelberg entry deterrence model, the rent-extracting policy is attractive if the foreign firm faces a threat of domestic entry. Despite transportation costs, the Stackelberg leader-follower model can lead to intra-industry trade in the same commodity.
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  • James A. Brander & Barbara J. Spencer, 1981. "Tariffs and the Extraction of Foreign Monopoly Rents under Potential Entry," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 14(3), pages 371-389, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:14:y:1981:i:3:p:371-89

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