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The empirics of firm heterogeneity and international trade

Bernard, Andrew B., Bradford Jensen, J., Redding, Stephen and Schott, Peter K. (2011) The empirics of firm heterogeneity and international trade. CEP Discussion Papers (CEPDP1084). London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK.

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This paper reviews the empirical evidence on firm heterogeneity in international trade. A first wave of empirical findings from micro data on plants and firms proposed challenges for existing models of inter- national trade and inspired the development of new theories emphasizing firm heterogeneity. Subsequent empirical research has examined additional predictions of these theories and explored other dimensions of the data not originally captured by them. These other dimensions include multi-product firms, offshoring, intra-firm trade and firm export market dynamics.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: ©2011 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F10 - General
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F12 - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F14 - Country and Industry Studies of Trade
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2024 16:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:34

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