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Trade and welfare: Does industrial organization matter?

Edward Balistreri (), Russell Hillberry and Thomas F. Rutherford

Economics Letters, 2010, vol. 109, issue 2, 85-87

Abstract: Recent analysis across several trade theories suggests that, given appropriate calibration, trade and welfare are insensitive to the particular industrial organization. We show that industrial organization does matter, once we consider a second sector that competes for factor services.

Keywords: Variety; effects; Heterogeneous; firms; Gains; from; trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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