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Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage

Nathan Nunn () and Daniel Trefler

Chapter Chapter 5 in Handbook of International Economics, 2014, vol. 4, pp 263-315 from Elsevier

Abstract: Domestic institutions can have profound effects on international trade. This chapter reviews the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of this insight. Particular attention is paid to contracting institutions and to comparative advantage, where the bulk of the research has been concentrated. We also consider the reverse causation running from comparative advantage to domestic institutions.

Keywords: International trade; Institutions; Contracts; Property rights (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D23 F10 F19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-54314-1.00005-7

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