研討日期

20145310:30 ~ 13:00

研討地點

台大社會科學院26教室

題目

Trade Liberalization and Aftermarket Services for Imports

作者

Jota IshikawaHodaka MoritaHiroshi Mukunoki

文獻出處

Working paper

報告人

Jota Ishikawa

參加人員

Jota Ishikawa、黃鴻、梁文榮、林燕淑、吳世傑、彭正浩、陳宏易、蔡明芳、高國峯、陳金盛、呂得成、周冰瑤、王羿傑、許至乙、吳尚弈、施姵全

摘要

We analyze the provision of repair services (aftermarket services that are required for a certain fraction of durable units after sales) through an international duopoly model in which a domestic firm and a foreign firm compete in the domestic market. Trade liberalization in goods, if not accompanied by the liberalization of service FDI, induces the domestic firm to establish service facilities for repairing the foreign firm’s products. This weakens the firms’ competition in the product market, and the resulting anti-competitive effect hurts consumers and reduces world welfare. Despite the anti-competitive effect, trade liberalization may also hurt the foreign firm because the repairs reduce the sales of the imported good in the product market. Liberalization of service FDI helps resolve the problem because it induces the foreign firm to establish service facilities for its own products.