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On the effects of industrial, trade and environmental policies on the location choices of firms


  • Marina Boetti
  • Michèle Botteon
  • Carlo Carraro
  • Antoine Soubeyran


[fre] Dans un précédent article (Carraro et Soubeyran, 1995) on a défini l'équilibre du jeu dans lequel n entreprises oligopolistiques choisissent simultanément leurs stratégies de R&D, leurs niveaux de production et la localisation de leurs implantations. On a montré que, en cas de politiques fiscales internationales asymétriques, en position d'équilibre, les entreprises formaient trois groupes, le premier qui décide d'innover, le deuxième qui imite le premier et un troisième groupe qui préfère déplacer ses unités productives à l'étranger. Dans cet article, nous souhaitons évaluer l'effet produit sur les stratégies d'équilibre par des changements dans le cadre des politiques industrielles, commerciales et environnementales. En particulier, la taille des trois groupes est modifiée par les politiques ci-dessus qui peuvent par conséquent être utilisées pour changer la distribution géographique des entreprises et leur degré d'innovation technologique. [eng] In a previous paper (Carraro and Soubeyran, 1995), the equilibrium of the game in which n oligopolistic firms simultaneously choose their R&D strategies, output levels and plants location, was derived. It was shown that, in the presence of asymmetric international tax policies, at the equilibrium firms may form three groups, one which decides to innovate, a second one which imitates and a third group which prefers to relocate plants abroad. In this paper, we want to assess the effect on the equilibrium strategies of changes in industrial, trade and environmental policies. In particular, the size of the three groups is modified by the above policies which can therefore be used to change the geographic distribution of firms in the industry and their degree of technological innovation.

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  • Marina Boetti & Michèle Botteon & Carlo Carraro & Antoine Soubeyran, 1998. "On the effects of industrial, trade and environmental policies on the location choices of firms," Revue d'Économie Industrielle, Programme National Persée, vol. 83(1), pages 63-80.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:recind:rei_0154-3229_1998_num_83_1_1699
    Note: DOI:10.3406/rei.1998.1699

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    1. Carlo Carraro, 1998. "New Economic Theories," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 11(3), pages 365-381, April.

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