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Trade and welfare: Does industrial organization matter?

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  • Balistreri, Edward J.
  • Hillberry, Russell H.
  • Rutherford, Thomas F.

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Recent analysis across several trade theories suggests that, given appropriate calibration, trade and welfare are insensitive to the particular industrial organization. We show that industrial organization does matter, once we consider a second sector that competes for factor services.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 109 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 85-87

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:109:y:2010:i:2:p:85-87

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Keywords: Variety effects Heterogeneous firms Gains from trade;

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  1. Balistreri, Edward J. & Rutherford, Thomas F., 2013. "Computing General Equilibrium Theories of Monopolistic Competition and Heterogeneous Firms," Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling, Elsevier.
  2. Edward J. Balistreri & Russell H. Hillberry & Thomas F. Rutherford, 2009. "Trade and Welfare: Does Industrial Organization Matter?," CER-ETH Economics working paper series 09/119, CER-ETH - Center of Economic Research (CER-ETH) at ETH Zurich.
  3. Costas Arkolakis & Arnaud Costinot & Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, 2009. "New Trade Models, Same Old Gains?," NBER Working Papers 15628, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Loris Rubini, 2010. "Innovation and the Elasticity of Trade Volumes to Tariff Reductions," 2010 Meeting Papers 570, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  5. Jensen, Jesper & Tarr, David G., 2011. "Deep trade policy options for Armenia: The importance of trade facilitation, services and standards liberalization," Economics Discussion Papers 2011-33, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  6. Edward J. Balistreri & Russell H. Hillberry & Thomas F. Rutherford, 2008. "Structural Estimation and Solution of International Trade Models with Heterogeneous Firms," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 1056, The University of Melbourne.
  7. Haichao Fan & Edwin L.-C. Lai & Han Steffan Qi, 2012. "Global Gains from Trade Liberalization," CESifo Working Paper Series 3775, CESifo Group Munich.
  8. Felbermayr, Gabriel & Jung, Benjamin & Larch, Mario, 2012. "Tariffs and welfare in new trade theory models," University of Tuebingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 41, University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.
  9. Eddy Bekkers & Robert Stehrer, 2011. "Reallocation Gains in a Specific Factors Model with Firm Heterogeneity," wiiw Working Papers 77, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.

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