研討日期

2012122910:30 ~ 12:00

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

FDI in Post-production Services and Product Market Competition

Jota Ishikawa, Hodaka Morita, Hiroshi Mukunoki

Jornal of International Economics, 2010

報告人

呂得成

參加人員

黃鴻、梁文榮、林燕淑、陳宏易、蔡明芳、彭正浩、高國峯、王羿傑、丁虹仁、呂得成、鍾暳陵、周冰瑤、許至乙、施姵全

摘要

When the foreign firm outsources postproduction services, the trade liberalization may induce the domestic firm to charge a higher service price to absorb a part of the foreign firm’s incremental profit due to lower trade costs.

If the foreign firm's fixed cost of service FDI is relatively high, the latter negative welfare effect may overshadow the former positive one so that the trade liberalization harms consumers and lowers world welfare in a range of parameterizations.

This negative welfare effect of the trade liberalization is mitigated and eventually turned into a positive one as service FDI is also liberalized. This is because a reduction in the fixed cost of service FDI decreases the price of service outsourcing that the foreign firm would accept.