研討日期

201222512:00 ~ 13:00

研討地點

台大社會科學院26教室

討論題目

題目

作者

文獻出處

Fixed export cost heterogeneity, trade and welfare

Jan G. Jorgensen, Philipp J.H. Schroder

European Economic Review 52 (2008) 1256–1274

報告人

張志偉

參加人員

黃鴻、梁文榮、林燕淑、王光正、蔡明芳、彭正浩、張瑞雲、高國峯、陳金盛、鍾暳陵、林晏如、丁虹仁、王羿傑、徐靖、張志偉、呂得成、吳定軒、施姵全

摘要

p  Recent literature on the workhorse model of intra-industry trade has explored heterogeneous cost structures at the firm level. These approaches have proven to add realism and predictive power. This paper presents a new and simple heterogeneous-firms specification. We develop a symmetric two-country intra-industry trade model where firms are of two different marginal cost types and where fixed export costs are heterogeneous across firms. This model traces many of the stylized facts of international trade. However, we find that with heterogeneous fixed export costs there exists a positive bilateral tariff that maximizes national and world welfare.