Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/72343
Authors: 
Eckel, Carsten
Neary, J. Peter
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 06/08
Abstract: 
We present a new model of multi-product firms (MPFs) and flexible manufacturing and explore its implications in partial and general equilibrium. International trade integration a¤ects the scale and scope of MPFs through a competition e¤ect and a demand e¤ect. We demonstrate how MPFs adjust in the presence of single-product …rms and in heterogeneous industries. Our results are in line with recent empirical evidence and suggest that MPFs in conjunction with flexible manufacturing play an important role in the impact of international trade on product diversity.
Subjects: 
Multi-Product Firms
Flexible Manufacturing
General Oligoplistic Equilibrium (GOLE)
International Trade
Product Diversity
JEL: 
F12
L13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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