Globalisation and sticky prices : “Con” or conundrum?

Albertson, K, Simister, J and Syme, RA 2015, 'Globalisation and sticky prices : “Con” or conundrum?' , Real-World Economics Review (73) , pp. 93-98.

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With reference to a case study which illustrates the existence of segmented markets and international price discrimination, this paper develops a theoretical model of comparative advantage in which domestic prices may be sticky. We show, when domestic prices do not converge to world prices, the effects of international trade upon domestic welfare are ambiguous. In particular, for a nation with no absolute advantage, specialising in comparatively advantageous production will reduce welfare where prices are sticky. This finding contrasts with the general view that pursuit of comparative advantage will always increase welfare.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: Real-World Economics Review
Publisher: PAE
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: RA Syme
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 15:39
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 17:39

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