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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


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


The Contribution of Information Technology to the Rapid Economic Growth of Singapore

POH KAM WONG

in Information Technology, Productivity, and Economic Growth: International Evidence and Implications for Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243983
eISBN:
9780191697319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243983.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Singapore has undergone a great deal of economic growth since it gained political independence in 1959, and this is made evident through their 8.4% per annum real GDP growth, and how the country's ... More


Controversies about Work, Leisure, and Welfare in Europe and the United States

Robert J. Gordon

in Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015318
eISBN:
9780262295413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015318.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter addresses the question of whether Europe is really as poor as suggested by comparative data on real GDP per capita. It examines two classes of arguments implying that standard PPP-based ... More


Global Recovery Prospects: North America And Eu Rope, Asia, And South America

Padma Desai

in From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the prospects for economic recovery of North and South America, Europe, and Asia in 2010. The North American economy recorded positive real gross domestic product (GDP) growth ... More


Is the U.S. Economy on the Mend?

Padma Desai

in From Financial Crisis to Global Recovery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157865
eISBN:
9780231527743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157865.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the financial status of the U.S. banking sector in early 2009 by considering the ongoing debates from five perspectives. The first argument holds that banks around the country ... 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


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