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Why Resisting Globalization Can Be Reasonable


  • Kenji Fujiwara

    () (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)


A two-agent model of international trade with oligopoly and increasing returns is proposed to address why there have been persistent anti-trade-liberalization movements. It is shown that all of a country's residents lose from trade under certain conditions on the cross-country cost structure.

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  • Kenji Fujiwara, 2006. "Why Resisting Globalization Can Be Reasonable," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 6(5), pages 1-8.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-05f10086

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade


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