Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101553
Authors: 
Zink, Helmut
Year of Publication: 
1997
Series/Report no.: 
Diskussionsbeiträge: Serie II, Sonderforschungsbereich 178 "Internationalisierung der Wirtschaft", Universität Konstanz 343
Abstract: 
In this paper I investigate the effect of different stages of international trade on market structure and prices when production involves overhead cost, markets are intransparent, and customers have to search for offers. I show that two stages have to be distinguished: a first stage where each firm can offer its product in any country but customers cannot search in foreign countries and a second stage where each firm can offer in any country and each customer can search and buy in any country. In particular I investigate who benefits if one country increases its degree of market transparency and who benefits if the second stage of international trade is introduced.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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