Kikuchi, Toru (2008): Switching Costs and the foreign Firm's Entry.
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This paper considers a two-period model of market entry with homogeneous products and switching costs. It is shown that the pro-competitive effect of a foreign firm's entry (i.e., unilateral trade liberalization) emerges before the entry. Also, conditions that are conducive to a competitive environment in the second-period are shown to yield a less competitive outcome in the first-period. That is, when the marginal cost of the foreign entrant is relatively low, the first-period output of a domestic monopolist is relatively low as well.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Switching Costs and the foreign Firm's Entry|
|Keywords:||Switching Costs; Foreign Firm's Entry|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies|
|Depositing User:||Toru Kikuchi|
|Date Deposited:||04. Apr 2008 06:34|
|Last Modified:||27. Mar 2013 00:18|