Export cartel and consumer welfare

Mukherjee, Arijit and Sinha, Uday Bhanu (2018) Export cartel and consumer welfare. Review of International Economics . ISSN 1467-9396 (In Press)

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to show that export cartels are not necessarily harmful for consumers in the importing countries. Using the strategic trade policy model of Brander and Spencer (1985a), we show that, contrary to the harmful effect, product-market cooperation benefits consumers by affecting the trade policies. We further show that consumers in the importing countries are affected adversely if cooperation is among the governments of the exporting countries, instead of the exporting firms.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/937470
Keywords: Consumer surplus; Cooperation; Export cartel; Strategic trade policy
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 12:13
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/52462

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