研討日期

2016115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

North-South Parallel Import, Trade Liberalization and Optimal Taxation

作者

Xuan Nguyen, Chi-Chur Chao, Hong Hwang

文獻出處

working paper

主講人

Xuan Nguyen

參加人員

Xuan Nguyen、丁虹仁、王光正、林燕淑、施全、梁文榮、陳金盛、黃鴻、呂得成、詹銘葦、陳怡、郭紫瑩

摘要

Building upon an international model of vertical product differentiation, this paper aims to uncover the impact of parallel import of ‘green and safe’ products from developed countries (North) into developing countries (South) on producing firms’ profitability and social welfare of the related countries. We show that in a broad range of parameterizations and modeling alternatives, the presence of such North-South parallel import increases the profitability of producing firms, promotes trade between North and South and enhances social welfare for these countries. In this context, we study optimal taxation from a Northern perspective and investigate how such optimal taxation and South’s incentive towards trade liberalization with North is affected by North-South parallel import.