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Protection and the gainful effects of foreign capital

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  • Marjit, Sugata
  • Beladi, Hamid

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An increased foreign capital inflow into a protected sector is generally immiserizing. We show that if the protected sector produces an intermediate input, positive welfare effects may emerge. A striking result is that it might lead to an increased import-demand for the intermediate input which is a substitute for the product of the import-competing sector.
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  • Marjit, Sugata & Beladi, Hamid, 1996. "Protection and the gainful effects of foreign capital," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 53(3), pages 311-316, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:53:y:1996:i:3:p:311-316
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    • F20 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - General
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements

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