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Trade balance constraints and optimal regulation

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  • Chisari, Omar O.

    () (Universidad Argntina de la Empresa)

  • Quesada, Lucía

    () (Université de Toulouse)

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In this paper we develop a model to understand the interactions between optimal regulation and external credit constraints. If a big proportion of the regulated sector is owned by foreign investors, a credit-constrained country who wants to send profits abroad has to generate enough surplus in the trade account in order to compensate capital outflows. This may be a real problem in developing countries, in which regulated sectors are big and foreign ownership is very important. We show that the credit constraint translates into a constraint of maximum profits for the regulated firm. As a consequence, overall efficiency in the regulated sector is reduced to maintain incentive compatibility. With a flexible exchange rate, devaluation is an additional instrument to relax the credit constraint, but the country is not in general willing to relax it completely. Efficiency is higher than with a fixed exchange rate, but it’s still lower than without credit constraints.

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  • Chisari, Omar O. & Quesada, Lucía, 2005. "Trade balance constraints and optimal regulation," UADE Working Papers 18_2005, Instituto de Economía, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:uadewp:2005_018
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    1. Omar Chisari & Antonio Estache & Germán Lambardi & Carlos Romero, 2013. "The trade balance effects of infrastructure services regulation," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 10(2), pages 183-200, June.
    2. Gustavo Ferro & Omar Chisari, 2010. "Tópicos de Economía de la Regulación de los Servicios Públicos," Working Papers hal-00473038, HAL.

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    Keywords

    Optimal regulation; Credit constraint; Trade;

    JEL classification:

    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation

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