Trade and Industrial Policy under International Oligopoly
of firms with different levels of efficiency within a country plays an important role in this in-depth analysis of industrial
and trade policies in a multi-country trade-theoretic framework. Sajal Lahiri and Yoshiyasu Ono examine various industrial
policies, R&D subsidies and trade policies under conditions of imperfect competition in a product market created by the presence
of Cournot oligopolistic interdependence in production. Trade is defined broadly to include trade in commodity as well as
trade in capital, specifically foreign direct investment. While the first part of the book focuses on commodity trade and
assumes full employment, the latter considers foreign direct investment and assumes the presence of unemployment. Given the
importance of industrial policies and the prevalence of imperfect competition, together with ongoing attention to theoretical
issues concerning industrial economics, this research will excite interest amongst researchers, advanced students and policy
makers in this field.
List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. Cost asymmetry and industrial policy
in a closed economy; 2. R&D policy; 3. Trade and industrial policy under foreign penetration; 4. Trade and industrial policy
under asymmetric oligopoly: a synthesis; 5. Trade policy when producers and sellers differ; 6. Foreign penetration in the
presence of unemployment; 7. Local content requirement and profit taxation; 8. Export-oriented foreign direct investment;
9. Lobbying for local content requirement; 10. Foreign direct investment in the presence of cross-hauling; Bibliography; Index.
Industrial trade policy analysis of multi-country trade-theoretic framework within a Cournot oligopolistic interdependence