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Financial development, International Trade and welfare

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  • Blanchard, Michel
  • Peltrault, Frederic

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Differences between domestic financial systems can lead to international trade. A country with relatively developed or decentralized financial systems will export innovative commodities while a country with less developed and centralized financial systems will export traditional commodities. Trade is always welfare improving before the resolution of uncertainty but the country with the more risk averse financial system and the world as a whole can be worse off with trade after the resolution of uncertainty. A temporary protection can be welfare improving for such risk averse countries which are often the less developed ones.

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  • Blanchard, Michel & Peltrault, Frederic, 2009. "Financial development, International Trade and welfare," MPRA Paper 15650, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15650
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    Keywords

    FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT; TRADE; WELFARE; RISK AVERSION; TRADE LOSSES;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General

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