Yildiz, Halis Murat (2011): Hub and spoke trade agreements under oligopoly with asymmetric costs.
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Using an oligopoly model of trade, we study the individual and world welfare implications of hub and spoke trade agreements. Under a hub and spoke regime, the hub country can benefit at the expense of the spokes relative to free trade. Furthermore, if the hub is sufficiently efficient compared to the spokes, such a regime can yield higher global welfare than free trade. Preferential treatment of the hub country in its export markets improves world welfare because it helps allocate a larger share of the world's output to a low cost location.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Hub and spoke trade agreements under oligopoly with asymmetric costs|
|Keywords:||oligopoly, hub and spoke trade agreements, global free trade|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F13 - Trade Policy ; International Trade Organizations
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies ; Fragmentation
|Depositing User:||Halis Murat Yildiz|
|Date Deposited:||23. Nov 2011 18:15|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 07:21|
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