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The State Aid Game

  • Stephen Martin

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    (Purdue University)

  • Paola Valbonesi

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    (University of Padua)

We present a model of the impact of state aid on equilibrium market structure and on market performance in an integrating market when the process of integration is driven by consumer inertia. In a partial equilibrium model, it is an equilibrium for governments to grant state aid, even though this reduces common market welfare.

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Paper provided by Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche "Marco Fanno" in its series "Marco Fanno" Working Papers with number 0024.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2006
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Handle: RePEc:pad:wpaper:0024
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