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Market structure, trade liberalization and the GATS

  • Francois, Joseph
  • Wooton, Ian

In this paper we examine the interaction between the different modesof market access commitments inservices (cross-border and establishment) market structure, andregulation. In this context, we focus on theimpact of improved domestic market access for a foreign serviceprovider on a domestic service market. Wework with a model where the domestic industry is assumed to beimperfectly competitive and, as a result ofdomestic regulation, able to act as a cartel. We also examine theincentives for the domestic firms toaccommodate the entry of the foreign firm by inviting it to join thecartel.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 17 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 389-402

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Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:17:y:2001:i:2:p:389-402
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