Export cartels and domestic markets
This paper considers the effect of monopoly-promoting export cartels on domestic production. It is argued that export cartels facilitate tacit collusion by monitoring defections more efficiently. This slackesn the incentive constraint of tacit collusion. Optimizing firms competing both in the domestic and export markets will often use the icnreased possiblity for collusion in both markets. A condition is given under which this is the case.
|Date of creation:||Feb 1999|
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|Publication status:||Published in: Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade 2(3), 223-246, 2002|
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