Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159126
Authors: 
Ottaviano, Gianmarco
Year of Publication: 
1997
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 283
Abstract: 
This paper develops a simple two-region two-sector general equilibrium model of trade and migration where one monopolistically competitive sector generates local pecuniary externalities. The aim is to gain insight on the question whether economic integration can be expected to increase the differences in industrial structure between more and less developed regions. It is shown that a reduction in trade and/or migration costs weakens the lock-in effect of historical events while strengthening the role of expectations.
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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