研討日期

201642日上午10:20 ~ 13:10

研討地點

台大社會科學院710討論室

主講題目

Parallel imports, vertical product differentiation and welfare

作者

Working paper

文獻出處

Working paper

主講人

參加人員

全、呂得成、張博涵、林燕淑、黃鴻、劉乙人、林晏如、陳宏易、周冰瑤、陳金盛、彭正浩、王光正

摘要

Parallel trade has attracted substantial attention and been investigated extensively in the literature. The most studies show that allowing parallel trade decreases the profit of manufacturer, because parallel trade intensifies competition in the home market.  In this paper we will focus on the impact of allowing PI on the manufacturer’s profit and social welfare. Assume that the manufacturer and the distributor compete in Bertrand fashion in the case of PI. This paper shows that a manufacturer may benefit from parallel trade. Moreover, we show that under these circumstances PI is welfare improving.