Market Structure, Trade Liberalization and the GATS
In this paper we examine the interaction between the different modes of market access commitments in services (cross-border and establishment) market structure, and regulation. In this context, we focus on the impact of improved domestic market access for a foreign service provider on a domestic service market. We work with a model where the domestic industry is assumed to be imperfectly competitive and, as a result of domestic regulation, able to act as a cartel. We also examine the incentives for the domestic firms to accommodate the entry of the foreign firm by inviting it to join the cartel.
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François, J.F, & Wooton, I. (2000). Market Structure, Trade Liberalization and the GATS (No. TI 00-059/2). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper Series. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/6950