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Cultural Barriers in International Trade and the

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  • Jaeok Park

    (Yonsei University Protection and Promotion of Culture)

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I present a model of international trade with cultural barriers and cultural learning. There are two countries that can produce a manufacturing good and cultural goods and can trade with each other. Due to cultural difference, consumers in a country have difficulty in appreciating cultural goods produced in the other country, which creates cultural barriers, and consumers can overcome these barriers by investing in cultural learning. I first study trade equilibrium given cultural barriers in the two countri es, and then I analyze decisions on cultural learning under three different scenarios and compare them. Based on the analysis, I provide economic explanations for countries�� policies to protect and promote their own cultures at home and abroad.

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  • Jaeok Park, 2015. "Cultural Barriers in International Trade and the," Korean Economic Review, Korean Economic Association, vol. 31, pages 267-300.
  • Handle: RePEc:kea:keappr:ker-20151231-31-2-02
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    Keywords

    Cultural Barriers; Cultural Learning; Cultural Protectionism; International Trade;
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    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General

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