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Trade and the geographic spread of the great recession

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I study the role of trade between U.S. states in the regional propagation of local consumer demand shocks during the Great Recession. To identify the trade channel empirically, I make use of heterogeneity in the direction of trade flows across industries in the same state: Industries that depended relatively more on final demand from states with housing boom-bust cycles grew by more before the crisis and declined faster from 2007 to 09. A one standard deviation difference in the exposure to demand shocks during the recession explains a 2.9 percentage point difference in employment growth.

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  • Stumpner, Sebastian, 2019. "Trade and the geographic spread of the great recession," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 119(C), pages 169-180.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:inecon:v:119:y:2019:i:c:p:169-180
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jinteco.2019.04.001
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    Interregional trade; Regional propagation; Great recession;
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    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions

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