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American Beauty: trade flows and export costs of US movies

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  • JdD Tena

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  • G. Meloni
  • D. Paolini

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Copyright industries face global fixed export costs, in terms of cultural and geographic distance together with formal trade barriers. Adjustment to these costs may occur along both the intensive and the extensive margin. We investigate this issue using a microeconomic approach that considers a hedonic model of revenues for US movie exports to evaluate - aggregation bias; simultaneity in the observation of imported movies and their revenues; and reliable estimations for country clusters. We find that product heterogeneity is a key element for both intensive and extensive margin adjustments at the country level.

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  • JdD Tena & G. Meloni & D. Paolini, 2014. "American Beauty: trade flows and export costs of US movies," Working Paper CRENoS 201410, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
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    1. Joel Waldfogel, 2020. "Dining out as cultural trade," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 44(2), pages 309-338, June.
    2. Georgios Alaveras & Estrella Gomez-Herrera & Bertin Martens, 2018. "Cross-border circulation of films and cultural diversity in the EU," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer;The Association for Cultural Economics International, vol. 42(4), pages 645-676, November.

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    Keywords

    trade; movie industry; export costs;

    JEL classification:

    • L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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