Export Activity and Strategic Trade Policy

  • Horst Kräger
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann

Part of the Studies in International Economics and Institutions book series (INTERN.ECONOM.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Horst Kräger, Klaus F. Zimmermann
      Pages 3-6
  3. Issues in Strategic Trade Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Anette Gehrig, Klaus F. Zimmermann
      Pages 9-28
    3. Mike Gasiorek, Alasdair Smith, Anthony J. Venables
      Pages 29-56
  4. Determinants of Trade Flows

  5. Imperfect Markets, Innovations and Learning

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 186-187

About this book


New theories of international trade suggest that pro- tectionism can make sense. This finding depends on the in- troduction of market power and increasing returns to scale into the international trade theory. The enormous political implications of this hypothesis have started a large interest in applied or empirical investigations of this issue. However, econometric work in international trade is comparatively scarce, especially if it comes to testing with individual data. Therefore, this volume is considered to be a contribution to fill that gap. The volume consists of three parts: First, issues in strategic trade are discussed by means of a survey on recent contributions of the literatureand by a simulation excercise on optimal trade policy for imperfectly competitive industries. Second, a part investigating the determinants of trade flows studies the interrelationships between trade balances and exchange rates, plant size and international trade, and the revelance offirm size and market concentration for the degree of export market integration using business survey firm data. Third, there are studies on imperfect markets, innovations and learning which demonstrate the importanceof imperfect competition for international economics. All contributions provide empirical evidence for the revelance of the newly developed trade theories and demonstrate useful quantitative techniques for their investigation.


International Economics econometrics economics exchange rates innovation integration international trade trade policy trade theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Kräger
    • 1
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Aufbaustudien Internationale WirtschaftsbeziehungenUniversität MannheimMannheim 1Germany
  2. 2.SELAPOUniversität MünchenMünchen 22Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84687-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84685-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-6366
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