DP8172 Oligopoly and Trade

Author(s): Dermot Leahy, J Peter Neary
Publication Date: December 2010
Keyword(s): GOLE (General Oligopolistic Equilibrium), reciprocal dumping, strategic trade policy
JEL(s): F12, L13
Programme Areas: International Trade and Regional Economics
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In this chapter we present a selective analytic survey of some of the main results of trade under oligopoly. We concentrate on three topics: oligopoly as an independent determinant of trade, as illustrated by the reciprocal-markets model of Brander (1981); oligopoly as an independent rationale for government intervention, as illustrated by strategic trade and industrial policy in the third-market model of Spencer and Brander (1983); and the challenges and potential of embedding trade under oligopoly in general equilibrium as illustrated by the GOLE model of Neary (2002).