A Theory on the Role of Wholesalers in International Trade Based on Economies of Scope

@article{kerman2010ATO,
  title={A Theory on the Role of Wholesalers in International Trade Based on Economies of Scope},
  author={Anders {\AA}kerman},
  journal={Macroeconomics: Monetary \& Fiscal Policies eJournal},
  year={2010}
}
  • Anders Åkerman
  • Published 1 February 2018
  • Economics, Business
  • Macroeconomics: Monetary & Fiscal Policies eJournal
This paper offers a theoretical foundation for the existence of wholesalers and other intermediaries in international trade and analyzes their role in an economy with heterogeneous manufacturing firms and fixed costs of exporting. Wholesalers are assumed to possess a technology such that they can buy manufacturing goods domestically and sell in foreign markets and they can, unlike manufacturers, export more than one good. A wholesaler therefore faces an additional fixed cost, which increases in… 
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