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Towards "trade policy analysis 2.0": From national comparative advantage to firm-level trade data

Lucian Cernat ()

No 2014-4, DG TRADE Chief Economist Notes from Directorate General for Trade, European Commission

Abstract: This paper makes the case for the need to "upgrade" current analytical tools used for trade policy analysis and complement them with more detailed firmlevel data. Such an upgrade should be based on the latest intellectual advancements in trade theories and the latest firm-level trade statistics that are now becoming widely available. An upgraded "Trade Policy Analysis 2.0" could contribute to several trade policy priorities and to a better understanding of the benefits from international trade for firm competitiveness, job creation and consumer welfare.

Keywords: future of trade policy; firm competitiveness; job creation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F16 F17 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 12 pages
Date: 2014-11-27
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