Profit and Profit and Externalities as a Basis for International Trade
In the world trading system there has been an increase in unilateral trade and bilateral trade of differentiated products. However, the main trade theories have difficulties providing an explanation for unilateral trade. We show that profit seeking abroad by merchants or countries originates trade, and argue that profit, and profit and externalities are a basis for trade. This provides an explanation for both trades. We also argue that comparative profit advantage makes privately owned or state-owned firms the candidates for complete specialization. Finally, we use our trade models to suggest an explanation for the increase in trade of differentiated products.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Volume (Year): 51 (1998)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Phone: +39 010 27041
Fax: +39 010 2704222
Web page: http://www.ge.camcom.it/IT/Tool/Modulistica
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ris:ecoint:0295. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Angela Procopio)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.