Market Integration and Market Concentration in Horizontally Differentiated Industries

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Eckel, Carsten;
  • Publisher: SNF
  • Journal: Economics Bulletin,volume 6,issue 16,pages1-6 (issn: 0803-4028)
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  • Subject: R&D | globalization | market structure | International Trade | multinational enterprises
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This paper derives the impact of market integration on equilibrium firm size and market concentration in horizontally differentiated industries. We show that market concentration (measured by the number of firms) can rise as a consequence of market integration if firms ... View more
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