(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

On the impact of competition on trade and firm location

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Keio Univ., Tokyo, JAPON
  • Univ. du Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
  • Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, Univ. catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIQUE


This article studies how the level of trade costs and the intensity of competition interact to explain the nature and intensity of trade within a given industry and the location of firms across countries. By exploring the intensive and extensive margins of exports, it investigates how the intensity of trade reacts to the degree of competitiveness. Furthermore, when firms are free to change location, they flow from the small to the large country, and the larger country is always a net exported on the manufactured good. Firms located in the big country have a bigger size than those located in the small one. Under one-way trade, the relocation of firms changes their attitude toward export


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of regional science / ISSN 0022-4146

Editor : Regional Science Research Institute, Amherst, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1958)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 54, no5 [pp. 731-754]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/jors.12139

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