S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute of Economics Research (경제연구소) Seoul Journal of Economics Seoul Journal of Economics vol.12(2) (Summer 1999)
The Welfare Effects of Voluntary Export Restraints
- Yoshida, Chisato
- Issue Date
- Seoul Journal of Economics, Vol.12 No.2, pp. 143-156
- This paper examines a duopoly model of trade consisting of a home and a foreign firm with conjectural variation approach. It analyzes the effects of voluntary export restraints (VERs) imposed on the foreign firm on the profits of both firms and on the home country's welfare, when these VERs are lower than the lowest level of imports among free-trade equilibria under conjectural variations. It is found that such VERs increase the home firm's profits, reduce the foreign firm's profits, and may increase the home country's welfare under some circumstances.