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Equilibrium State Aid in Integrating Markets

Stephen Martin1 / Paola Valbonesi2

1Purdue University,

2University of Padova,

Citation Information: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. Volume 8, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 1935-1682, DOI: 10.2202/1935-1682.1904, August 2008

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We present a model of the impact of state aid on equilibrium market structure and on market performance in an integrating market when the process of integration is driven by consumer inertia. In a partial equilibrium model, it is an equilibrium for governments to grant state aid, even though this reduces common market welfare.

Keywords: state aid; exit; market integration

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