研討日期

201483010:30 ~ 13:00

研討地點

台大社會科學院27教室

題目

Market size and Firm location in a service industry

作者

Hiroshi Kurata, Takao Ohkawa, and

Makoto Okamura

文獻出處

 Review of International Economics (2011)

報告人

呂雅媛

參加人員

黃鴻、林燕淑、王光正、陳宏易、蔡明芳、彭正浩、高國峯、林晏如、丁虹仁、許至乙、吳尚弈、呂雅媛、丁虹仁、王羿傑、呂得成、周冰瑤、施姵全

摘要

This paper investigates the welfare effects of firm location in a service industry. We consider the situation where firms determine their locations in either of two regions with a difference in market size. From the viewpoint of the consumerswelfare, there are too few firms in the large market and too many in the small market. However, from the viewpoint of the producersand social welfare, the opposite is true. Further, an increase in the difference in market size is unambiguously unfavorable for the producers. On the other hand,

such an increase is favorable for the consumers and the economy as a whole.