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Hysteresis and Import Penetration with Decreasing Sunk Costs

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  • Henry Aray

    (University of Granada)

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This article proposes an extension of Dixit (1989, Quart. J. Econ.), assuming that potential exporting firms benefit from the experience of firms already settled in the foreign market which allows the sunk cost to diminish. In general, the numerical results show that hysteresis is lower as expected. More interestingly, hysteresis is decreasing with the number of firms. As regards the Dixit case, decreasing sunk cost has a greater impact on entering than on exiting. Finally, the combination of expected depreciation/appreciation rate and sunk cost has striking implications on the import share.

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  • Henry Aray, 2011. "Hysteresis and Import Penetration with Decreasing Sunk Costs," Working Papers 11-09, Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales.
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    1. F. Voulgaris & G. Agiomirgianakis & T. Papadogonas, 2015. "Job creation and job destruction in economic crisis at firm level: the case of Greek manufacturing sectors," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, pages 21-39.

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    Keywords

    Real Options; Exchange Rate; Sunk Cost;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure

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