—There are a few empirical studies on the impact of
e-commerce on international trade. This study focus on how
e-commerce affects international trade. In this paper, we
introduce e-commerce to international trade model with the
help of Paul Krugman(1991)’s iceberg cost, and we find that
e-commerce does have impact on international trade, which
affects the output, prices, imports and exports of merchandise
trade, the total global merchandise trade, and enterprise’s
profits etc. in the end.
—International trade, e-Commerce, Iceberg cost,
HE Yong is with School of Management, Shanghai University, Shanghai,
China(phone: 86-13918945414; fax: 86-021-59515766; e-mail:
LI Jun-yang is with School of Economics, Shanghai University, Shanghai,
WU Xue-pin is with School of Management, Shanghai University,
Shanghai, China(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
JIANG Jiao-jiao is with School of Economics, Shanghai University,
Shanghai, China(e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:HE Yong, LI Jun-yang, WU Xue-pin, and JIANG Jiao-jiao, "Impact of e-Commerce on International Trade—Based on a Iceberg Cost Model," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.2, no.3, pp. 175-178, 2011.