Fukushima, Marcelo and Kikuchi, Toru (2008): Competing Communications Networks and International Trade.
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This paper investigates the effects of competing communication networks on trade patterns in a Chamberlinian-Ricardian model of monopolistically competitive firms with a continuum of industries that require communication services in production. We conclude that intraindustry trade between different networks is determined by the relative size of networks and technological differences, and that a network will not have an incentive to expand indefi- nitely, despite network externalities.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Competing Communications Networks and International Trade|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies|
|Depositing User:||Toru Kikuchi|
|Date Deposited:||18. Mar 2008 08:49|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 10:06|