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IO FOR EXPORT(S)

J. Peter Neary () and Monika Mrázová

No 868, Economics Series Working Papers from University of Oxford, Department of Economics

Abstract: We provide an overview and synthesis of recent work on models of monopolistic competition with heterogeneous firms in international trade, paying particular atten¬tion to pass-through, selection effects, competition effects, and matching endogenous with exogenous distributions. A recurring theme is that CES preferences are extremely convenient for deriving analytic results, but also extremely restrictive in their theoret-ical and empirical implications. We introduce the class of “constant-response demand functions†to describe some related families of demand functions that provide a unifying principle for much recent work that explores alternatives to CES demands.

Keywords: Heterogeneous Firms; Pass-Through; Quantifying Effects of Globalization; Super- and Sub-Convexity; Supermodularity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F12 L11 F23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-02-08
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