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Optimal trade policy under oligopoly : A calibrated model of the Europe-Japan rivalry in the EEC car market


  • Laussel, Didier
  • Montet, Christian
  • Peguin-Feissolle, Anne


This paper was originally presented at the CEFI Conference on ‘Imperfect Competition and International Trade', Aix-en-Provence (France), June 18–19, 1987. We wish to thank Avinash Dixit, who gave the initial impetus to this research. We are also grateful to Alexis Jacquemin and Paul Krugman for valuable discussion and comments. We thank also the French ‘Commissariat au Plan' for financial support and the ‘Chambre Syndicale des Constructeurs Automobiles' (CSCA) for gracious assistance.
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  • Laussel, Didier & Montet, Christian & Peguin-Feissolle, Anne, 1988. "Optimal trade policy under oligopoly : A calibrated model of the Europe-Japan rivalry in the EEC car market," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 32(7), pages 1547-1565, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:32:y:1988:i:7:p:1547-1565

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    3. de Melo, Jaime & Messerlin, Patrick, 1988. "Effects of European VERs on Japanese autos," Policy Research Working Paper Series 21, The World Bank.
    4. Douglas Nelson, 1996. "The Political Economy of U.S. Automobile Protection," NBER Chapters,in: The Political Economy of American Trade Policy, pages 133-196 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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