2006–2010

Reciprocal Dumping with Product Differentiation

Reprint No. 2008:25

Author(s): Richard Friberg and Mattias GanslandtYear: 2008 Title: Review of International Economics Volume (No.): 16 (5) Pages: 942–954


This paper examines if international trade can reduce total welfare in an international oligopoly with differentiated goods. We show that intra-industry trade, i.e. “reciprocal dumping,” can result in lower total surplus than autarky in a Cournot model for any degree of product differentiation. Moreover, trade can reduce welfare compared to autarky in a Bertrand model when the local markets are sufficiently competitive and products are sufficiently close substitutes. Otherwise it unambiguously increases welfare.


Reference:
Friberg, Richard and Mattias Ganslandt (2008), "Reciprocal Dumping with Product Differentiation". Review of International Economics 16(5), 942–954.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times

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This is the first book in the Interdisciplinary European Studies collection. This volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on trust in the EU from the vantage point of political science, law and economics. Lars Oxelheim, Lund University and affiliated to IFN, is one of the authors.

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