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Do Anti-Dumping Rules Facilitate the Abuse of Market Dominance?

  • Martin Theuringer

    (University Cologne)

  • Pia Weiss

    (Institute for Economic Policy)

We discuss the effects of AD-protection in a standard Dixit model of entry deterrence. In an AD-regime, the newcomer is constrained by a minimum-price rule in addition to existing irreversible entrance costs. For minimum prices which lie below the Stackelberg one, we find that AD- rules distort competition. We show that AD-protection increases the advantages of entry deterrence for a wide range of combinations of sunk costs and minimum prices. When entrance costs are hight, consumer welfare is lower in an AD-regime than under free trade. Consequently, AD-protection facilitates the abuse of market dominance.

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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 20 Aug 2001
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0108002
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