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International Monopoly under Uncertainty

  • Henry Aray

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    (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada.)

A domestic monopolistic firm has the option to service a foreign market through export or by setting up a plant in the host country under exchange rate uncertainty. We analyze the effect of the parameters of the demand and cost functions on hysteresis. We also show results on the effect of taxation and labor cost in attracting or avoiding relocation. We find that when the firm is multinational it pays more taxes. Much more importantly, a tax rate reduction is effective in attracting investment and avoiding relocation. When the firm is multinational it also incurs lower labor costs. However, labor cost is not determinant in the location of production.

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Paper provided by Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada. in its series ThE Papers with number 07/05.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 31 Dec 2007
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Handle: RePEc:gra:wpaper:07/05
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  1. Campa, Joe Manuel, 1993. "Entry by Foreign Firms in the United States under Exchange Rate Uncertainty," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 75(4), pages 614-22, November.
  2. Dixit, A., 1988. "Entry And Exit Decisions Under Uncertainty," Papers 91, Princeton, Department of Economics - Financial Research Center.
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