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Free entry, regulatory competition, and globalization

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  • Kaz Miyagiwa

    () (Florida International University and Emory and Osaka Unviersities)

  • Yasuhiro Sato

    () (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

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This paper examines the optimal entry policy towards oligopoly in an globalized world. In an open economy free entry is socially suboptimal, but corrective tax policy to curb entry proves insufficient unless internationally harmonized. Thus, while conferring the gains from trade, globalization prevents countries from pursuing the optimal entry policy. When countries are small, the gains from trade dominate the losses from a suboptimal entry policy, but as markets grow the result is reversed, making trade inferior to autarky. Therefore, the need for tax harmonization grows as the world economy grows. This paper also contributes to the international tax competition literature through the discovery of the reverse home market effect.

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  • Kaz Miyagiwa & Yasuhiro Sato, 2012. "Free entry, regulatory competition, and globalization," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 12-02, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
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    Keywords

    Entry Policy; Excessive entry; Globalization; Regulatory competition;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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