Quotation Gschwandtner, Adelina. 1999. A Welfare Comparison Between Export Subsidies and Exchange Rate Depreciation. Masterarbeit, Institute for Advance Studies Vienna.




This paper develops a Bertrand Price Competition model with differentiated goods in which export subsidies are compared to exchange rate depreciation as different government policies for promoting exports. National governments may wish to help domestic firms to expand market shares in profitable areas and might do this through either one of these two tools. Their effects on equilibrium values are analyzed and compared. It is shown that while the two examined trade policies give rise to the same highest welfare, they could produce some significant differences according to circumstances. If the exchange rate is sufficiently high and the level of the nominal wage sufficiently low, the marginal effect of the subsidy will be higher. But if unions are strong (and demand a high nominal wage) and the exchange rate is sufficiently low, the governments could also consider a depreciation as an alternative policy to export subsidies.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Master thesis
Language English
Title A Welfare Comparison Between Export Subsidies and Exchange Rate Depreciation
Academic institution Institute for Advance Studies Vienna
Year 1999
URL http://www.ihs.ac.at/publications/eco/es-75-abst.htm


Gschwandtner, Adelina (Former researcher)
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5335 Political economic theory (Details)
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