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International Economic Transactions: Issues in Measurement and Empirical Research

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  • Peter Hooper
  • J. David Richardson
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    This paper summarizes a forthcoming book that describes issues and recent innovations in the measurement of international transactions. A number of distinguished authors assess data measuring trade in merchandise, services, and foreign-direct investment claims. Others assess international prices and data measuring comparisons of inputs and outputs internationally. (International financial data are not assessed.) The chapters in many cases tabulate the data and illustrate their application to recent research questions. U.S. international data are emphasized, but those of other countries are frequently highlighted as well. Growing international interdependence and structural and technological change raise a number of important theoretical and measurement issues that are explored here with regard, for example, to computer prices, productivity, international convergence of income, service provision from overseas affiliates, and proper valuation of direct investment stakes.

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    Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 3805.

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    Date of creation: Aug 1991
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    Publication status: published as Peter Hooper and J. David Richardson eds., International Economic Trans-actions: Issues in Measurement and Empirical Research, University of Chicago Press, 1991, CRIW Series #55
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    1. Lipsey, Robert E, 1990. "Reviving the Federal Statistical System: International Aspects," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 80(2), pages 237-40, May.
    2. Triplett, Jack E, 1990. "Reviving the Federal Statistical System: A View from Within," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 80(2), pages 341-44, May.
    3. Cole, Rosanne, 1990. "Reviving the Federal Statistical System: A View from Industry," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 80(2), pages 233-36, May.
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    1. Charles P. Thomas & Jaime Marquez & Sean Fahle, 2008. "Measuring U.S. international relative prices: a WARP view of the world," International Finance Discussion Papers 917, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    2. Philippe Aghion, 2004. "Growth and Development: A Schumpeterian Approach," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 5(1), pages 1-25, May.
    3. Milka S. Kirova & Robert E. Lipsey, 1998. "Measuring real investment: trends in the United States and international comparisons," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Jan, pages 3-18.
    4. Lux, Matthias, 2011. "Defying Gravity: The Substitutability of Transportation in International Trade," MPRA Paper 36395, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Feb 2012.
    5. Eleanor Doyle, 2004. "Exchange rate pass-through in a small open economy: the Anglo-Irish case," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(5), pages 443-455.

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