1st Edition

International Integration, Market Structure and Prices

By Yves Bourdet Copyright 1988
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1988, this study focusses on international economic integration in relation to the passenger car industry and market in the West-European car-making countries, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and the UK in the second half of the 20th Century when the revival of protectionism was a key feature of the international trading system. The book illustrates the interaction between international integration, market structure and firm conduct and the political sphere at the national as well as the supranational level. Unlike previous analyses of international integration, this book concentrates on a single industry over a significant period.

    1.Introduction 2. Trade Policy and International Integration 3. Trade Effects of Trade Policy 4. Foreign Competition, Public Policy and Market Structure 5. Changes in Market Structures and their Determinants: Empirical Evidence 6. International Integration, Market Imperfections and Prices 7. International Integration, Market Conduct and Price Dispersion 8. Summary and Conclusions.


    Yves Bourdet

    International Integration, Market Structure and Prices.