Uncertainty, arbitrage, and intra-industry trade

Dasgupta, Sudipto and Ray, Tridip and Pong Wong, Kit (2002) Uncertainty, arbitrage, and intra-industry trade. Canadian Journal of Economics / Revue Canadienne d'Économique, 35 (4). pp. 757-785. ISSN 0008-4085

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Abstract

When firms in the same industry located in different regions or countries experience shocks to production costs in their respective industries that are imperfectly correlated, arbitrage opportunities automatically lead to trade. Trade can either stabilize or destabilize the price faced by producers in a given country. Producers’ surplus is affected , owing to the ‘variance-covariance’ effect, while consumers’ surplus is more directly affected through the variance of the product price. We examine how consumers’ surplus, producers’ surplus, and social welfare are affected when the regions switch from autarky to free trade in the presence of industry and region-specific cost shocks.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Canadian Journal of Economics / Revue Canadienne d'Économique
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2000/2002
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Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Accounting & Finance
ID Code: 75171
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 12 Aug 2015 10:02
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 09:20
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/75171

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