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Can Subsidies for MARs be Procompetitive

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  • Krishna, K.
  • Roy, S.
  • Thursby, M.

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We show that a market access requirement (MAR) can increase competition and reduces prices if a properly designed subsidy scheme is used to enforce the requirement. This is in contrast to most of the recent literature which has generally concluded that MARs are unambiguously anticompetitive. Our analysis underscores the importance of proper targeting and shows that it is sensitive to the composition of firms within an industry.

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  • Krishna, K. & Roy, S. & Thursby, M., 1998. "Can Subsidies for MARs be Procompetitive," Papers 98-008, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management - Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:purkib:98-008
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    1. Jan Bouckaert & Bruno De Borger, 2013. "Price competition between subsidized organizations," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 109(2), pages 117-145, June.
    2. Qiu, Larry D. & Spencer, Barbara J., 2002. "Keiretsu and relationship-specific investment: implications for market-opening trade policy," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(1), pages 49-79, October.

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    Keywords

    TRADE ; SUBSIDIES ; PUBLIC POLICY;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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