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Competition and trade in the U.S. auto parts sector


  • Thomas H. Klier
  • James M. Rubenstein


Exports of U.S. made auto parts have stalled in recent years, while import levels of auto parts have continued to increase. The authors detail the magnitude and destination of U.S. imports and exports of specific auto parts in order to assess the challenges facing U.S. parts suppliers.

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  • Thomas H. Klier & James M. Rubenstein, 2006. "Competition and trade in the U.S. auto parts sector," Chicago Fed Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Jan.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhle:y:2006:i:jan:n:222

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    1. Kemal Türkcan, 2009. "Vertical Intra-Industry Trade: An Empirical Examination of the Austria’s Auto-Parts Industry," FIW Working Paper series 030, FIW.
    2. Thomas Klier & James M. Rubenstein, 2013. "The evolving geography of the US motor vehicle industry," Chapters,in: Handbook of Industry Studies and Economic Geography, chapter 2, pages 38-66 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Lampón, Jesús F. & Lago-Peñas, Santiago, 2013. "Factors behind international relocation and changes in production geography in the European automobile components industry," MPRA Paper 45659, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Paul R. Krugman, 2008. "Trade and Wages, Reconsidered," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 39(1 (Spring), pages 103-154.


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