Working Paper


J. Peter Neary
Carsten Eckel



equilibrium economics international trade f12 l13 general oligoplistic equilibrium gole flexible manufacturing systems multi product firms multiproduct firms flexible manufacturing product diversity

Multi-product firms and flexible manufacturing in the global economy (2006)

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 affects the scale and scope of MPFs through a competition effect and a demand effect. We demonstrate how MPFs adjust in the presence of single-product firms 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.
Collections Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> School of Economics
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> College of Social Sciences and Law

Full list of authors on original publication

J. Peter Neary, Carsten Eckel

Experts in our system

J. Peter Neary
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 79