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Measuring Market-Product Integration

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  • Michael M. Knetter
  • Matthew J. Slaughter
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    Globalization -- the integration of national economies -- has become one of the most widely used buzzwords of the late 20th century. Yet there are remarkably few statistical measures of product-market integration across time, countries, and goods. In this paper we present some new measures of product-market integration based on price and quantity data. We find evidence of greater integration, but we also find that this process has not been uniform over time, countries, or goods.

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    Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 6969.

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    Date of creation: Feb 1999
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    Publication status: published as Festschrift in Honor of Bob Lipsey, NBER Conference Volume, Blomstrom, Magnus and Linda Goldberg, eds., 2000, forthcoming.
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    1. Arribas Fernández Iván & Pérez García Francisco & Tortosa-Ausina Emili, 2007. "Measuring International Economic Integration: Theory and Evidence of Globalization," Working Papers 201094, Fundacion BBVA / BBVA Foundation.
    2. Arribas, Iván & Pérez, Francisco & Tortosa-Ausina, Emili, 2009. "Measuring Globalization of International Trade: Theory and Evidence," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 127-145, January.
    3. Desbordes, Rodolphe, 2007. "The sensitivity of U.S. multinational enterprises to political and macroeconomic uncertainty: A sectoral analysis," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 16(6), pages 732-750, December.
    4. Arvind Virmani & Surabhi Mittal, 2006. "Domestic Market Integration," Macroeconomics Working Papers 22271, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    5. Arvind Virmani & Surabhi Mittal, 2006. "Domestic Market Integration," Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi Working Papers 183, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India.
    6. Isabelle Méjean & Julien Martin, 2010. "Euro et dispersion des prix à l’exportation," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 435(1), pages 49-64.
    7. Federico, Giovanni, 2007. "Market integration and market efficiency: The case of 19th century Italy," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 44(2), pages 293-316, April.

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