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Title: Microeconomic applications in international trade theory
Author: Alevyzaki, Evangelia
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2010
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This Thesis titled 'Microeconomic Applications in International Trade Theory' aims at examining the role of government intervention in a number of likely scenarios on an International Trade level. The Introduction provides a general overview of this work. Chapter 1 provides a solution to the inefficiency problem arising when a cost asymmetry is introduced in a strategic trade framework, when oligopolies compete in the third market. A lobbying contest is used to identify the cost efficient firm, which then receives a subsidy a la Brander and Spencer and exports in country three. Welfare enhancement opportunities arise from this intervention. Chapter 2 analyses all the potential for cooperational agreements to arise between firms and policy makers in the Strategic Trade context, when monopolies operate in the two producing countries. The measures used by the governments and the consumption levels in the three countries involved will define the likely outcome of such schemes. Chapter 3, looks into the role of government in providing incentives to a foreign firm that aims to enter its market, in such a way that it will alter its optimal entry mode, should this differ from the welfare enhancing, and thus preferred, mode of the government. The findings show that there is potential for mode switch incentivising measures to be accepted, particularly in a small market framework. Chapter 4 provides an overall conclusion to the analysis.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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