With technology-related goods and services, the presence of network externalities affects a country's willingness to trade. To achieve efficiency gains through worldwide standardization and mutually beneficial trade arrangements, it is important to arrive at multilateral trade agreements before regional blocs form.Second, the basic idea of the paper is related to the industrial organization literature on network externalities (Katz and Shapiro ... This paper focuses on the governmenta#39;s decision problem in trade negotiations, and does not address the subtleanbsp;...
|Title||:||Trade Negotiations in the Presence of Network Externalities|
|Publisher||:||World Bank Publications - 2000|