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Identifying vertically differentiated products

  • Bastos, Paulo
  • Silva, Joana

Rauch (1999) introduced a product classification scheme that has since been widely used to empirically identify differentiated goods. Using firm-level data on export unit values, we provide direct evidence that this classification is well suited for capturing quality differentiation.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 106 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 32-34

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