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  • Pol Antràs
  • Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

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    (Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
    Department of Economics and WWS, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544)

Abstract

We survey an emerging literature at the intersection of organizational economics and international trade. We argue that a proper modeling of the organizational aspects of production provides valuable insights on the aggregate workings of the world economy. In reviewing the literature, we describe certain predictions of standard models that are affected or even overturned when organizational decisions are brought into the analysis. We also suggest potentially fruitful areas for future research.

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Article provided by Annual Reviews in its journal Annual Review of Economics.

Volume (Year): 1 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (05)
Pages: 43-64

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Keywords: technology; fragmentation; wage inequality; matching; internalization; contractual frictions; comparative advantage; outsourcing; offshoring;

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