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Financial and Product Market Integration under Increasing Returns to Scale

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  • Lei Wen

    (College of International Business, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China)

  • Haiwen Zhou

    () (Department of Economics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA.)

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The impact of financial integration and product market integration is studied in a general equilibrium model with increasing returns in both the manufacturing sector and the financial sector. Firms engage in oligopolistic competition. An increase of the degree of competition in the financial sector resulting from financial integration may not change the degree of competition in the product market. With product market integration, the level of technology, the wage rate, and the interest rate paid to depositors increase. Joint integration increases the level of technology, the wage rate, and the interest rate paid to depositors. The impact of separate financial integration or separate product market integration will not be reversed under joint integration. Social welfare increases under all integration regimes.

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  • Lei Wen & Haiwen Zhou, 2012. "Financial and Product Market Integration under Increasing Returns to Scale," Eastern Economic Journal, Palgrave Macmillan;Eastern Economic Association, vol. 38(1), pages 18-36.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:easeco:v:38:y:2012:i:1:p:18-36
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    1. Simplice Asongu & Lieven De Moor & Vanessa Tchamyou, 2015. "Pre- and post-crisis dynamics of financial globalisation for financial development in Africa," Working Papers 15/045, African Governance and Development Institute..
    2. Simplice A Asongu & Lieven De Moor, 2017. "Financial Globalisation Dynamic Thresholds for Financial Development: Evidence from Africa," The European Journal of Development Research, Palgrave Macmillan;European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), vol. 29(1), pages 192-212, January.
    3. Haiwen Zhou, 2015. "Unemployment and Economic Integration for Developing Countries," Frontiers of Economics in China, Higher Education Press, vol. 10(4), pages 664-690, December.
    4. Binglin Gong & Haiwen Zhou, 2014. "Financial development, the choice of technology, and comparative advantage," The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(8), pages 1238-1261, December.

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    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General

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