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Competition, Markups, and the Gains from International Trade

  • Daniel Yi Xu

    (Duke University)

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    We develop a model of matching where participants have finite information processing capacity. The equilibrium of our model covers the middle ground between the equilibria of random matching and the directed search literatures and reproduces them as limiting cases. Our theory of targeted search generates a unique equilibrium which is changes in trade volume are not sufficient for determining the gains from trade.

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    Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2013 Meeting Papers with number 653.

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