Strategic Regional Integration

SERIES Working Papers N. 07/2016

15 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2016

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Kjetil Bjorvatn

Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Nicola D. Coniglio

Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro” (UNIBA) - Department of Economics and Mathematical Methods

Hiroshi Kurata

Tohoku Gakuin University

Date Written: November 17, 2016

Abstract

We analyze the impact of globalization on the incentive to strengthen regional integration. In a simple three-country oligopolistic trade model, we demonstrate that increased external competitive pressure may induce governments, influenced by producer interests, to lower intra-regional trade costs in order to mitigate the effects of external competition on local businesses.

Keywords: Regional integration; Globalization; Cournot competition

JEL Classification: F12, F15, F6

Suggested Citation

Bjorvatn, Kjetil and Coniglio, Nicola D. and Kurata, Hiroshi, Strategic Regional Integration (November 17, 2016). SERIES Working Papers N. 07/2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2871158 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2871158

Kjetil Bjorvatn

Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Germany

Nicola D. Coniglio (Contact Author)

Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro” (UNIBA) - Department of Economics and Mathematical Methods ( email )

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Bari, 70124
Italy

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Hiroshi Kurata

Tohoku Gakuin University

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