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Trade and Industrial Policy under International Oligopoly
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  • 8 b/w illus. 5 tables
  • Page extent: 164 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.39 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 338.8/84
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: HD2326 .L34 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Industrial organization (Economic theory)
    • International economic relations
    • Industrial policy
    • Globalization

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521770330 | ISBN-10: 0521770335)

The existence of firms with different levels of efficiency within a country plays an important role in this in-depth analysis of industrial and trade policies in a multi-country trade-theoretic framework. Sajal Lahiri and Yoshiyasu Ono examine various industrial policies, R&D subsidies and trade policies under conditions of imperfect competition in a product market created by the presence of Cournot oligopolistic interdependence in production. Trade is defined broadly to include trade in commodity as well as trade in capital, specifically foreign direct investment. While the first part of the book focuses on commodity trade and assumes full employment, the latter considers foreign direct investment and assumes the presence of unemployment. Given the importance of industrial policies and the prevalence of imperfect competition, together with ongoing attention to theoretical issues concerning industrial economics, this research will excite interest amongst researchers, advanced students and policy makers in this field.

• Research includes industrial policies and firms of differing efficiency levels • Deals with asymmetry within a country • Extensive consideration of foreign direct investment


List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. Cost asymmetry and industrial policy in a closed economy; 2. R&D policy; 3. Trade and industrial policy under foreign penetration; 4. Trade and industrial policy under asymmetric oligopoly: a synthesis; 5. Trade policy when producers and sellers differ; 6. Foreign penetration in the presence of unemployment; 7. Local content requirement and profit taxation; 8. Export-oriented foreign direct investment; 9. Lobbying for local content requirement; 10. Foreign direct investment in the presence of cross-hauling; Bibliography; Index.

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