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U.S. Domestic Barter : an Empirical Investigation

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  • Barbara, CRESTI

    (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES))

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This paper studies the barter industry developed in North America during he 1950s, pointing ut some of its main characteristics. Thus, it examines its two main sectors : (i) Corporate Barter and (ii) Commercial Barter. Contrary to expectations, the analysis of official data shows that this phenomenon is essentially pro-cyclical for the Commercial Barter component. Moreover, commecial barter activity turns out to be complementary to the cash economy. While the two sectors display some differences in their pattern, they both help firms to increase their profits.

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  • Barbara, CRESTI, 2003. "U.S. Domestic Barter : an Empirical Investigation," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2003005, Universit√© catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
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    1. Frantisek Milichovsky & Jiri Kolenak, 2014. "Methodology for the Selection of Compensation Trade Tools in SMEs," DANUBE: Law and Economics Review, European Association Comenius - EACO, issue 3, pages 213-224, September.

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    Keywords

    E-Barter; Corporate Barter; Economic Cycle;

    JEL classification:

    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure
    • L69 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Other
    • L89 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Other

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