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Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage

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  • Nathan Nunn
  • Daniel Trefler

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Domestic institutions can have profound effects on international trade. This chapter reviews the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of this insight. Particular attention is paid to contracting institutions and to comparative advantage, where the bulk of the research has been concentrated. We also consider the reverse causation running from comparative advantage to domestic institutions

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