Kikuchi, Toru (2007): Network Externalities and Comparative Advantage. Forthcoming in: Bulletin of Economic Research
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In this article I examine how the network externalities of communications activities and trading opportunities interact to determine the structure of comparative advantage. These interactions are examined by constructing a two-country, three-sector model of trade involving a country-specific communications network sector. The role of the connectivity of network providers, which allows users of a network to communicate with users of another network, is also explored.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Network Externalities and Comparative Advantage|
|Keywords:||Network Externalities; Comparative Advantage|
|Subjects:||F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies ; Fragmentation|
|Depositing User:||Toru Kikuchi|
|Date Deposited:||27. Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||18. Feb 2013 16:35|
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