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Product Variety and the Gains from International Trade

Robert C. Feenstra

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062800
eISBN:
9780262289375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062800.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

The application of the monopolistic competition model to international trade by Elhanan Helpman, Paul Krugman, and Kelvin Lancaster was one of the great achievements of international trade theory in ... More


Innovation and Onshoring: The Case for Product Variety

Donald B. Rosenfield

in Production in the Innovation Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019927
eISBN:
9780262319126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Using the lens of onshoring versus offshoring, this chapter draws on interviews with executive at large firms with substantial manufacturing presence in the US, finding that interviewees cited a ... More


Product Variety and the Measurement of Real GDP

Robert C. Feenstra

in Product Variety and the Gains from International Trade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062800
eISBN:
9780262289375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062800.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter presents an alternative approach for measuring world gains from trade due to product variety using real gross domestic product (GDP). It explains that the standard of living or real GDP ... More


Introduction

Robert C. Feenstra

in Product Variety and the Gains from International Trade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062800
eISBN:
9780262289375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062800.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the measurement of product variety of imports and exports and the gains from trade due to product variety. The contents of ... More


The Extensive Margin of Trade and Country Productivity

Robert C. Feenstra

in Product Variety and the Gains from International Trade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062800
eISBN:
9780262289375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062800.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter provides a more detailed analysis of the measurement of product variety in trade. It shows how to construct the extensive margin of exports using import data for a country from its ... More


Conclusions

Robert C. Feenstra

in Product Variety and the Gains from International Trade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062800
eISBN:
9780262289375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062800.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the measurement of product variety of imports and exports and the gains from trade due to product variety. The findings indicate that trade ... More


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