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Understanding Global Trade by Elhanan Helpman

Published By: Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, Belknap Press
ISBN: 978-0-674-06078-4
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Robert C. Feenstra of University of California, Davis
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.179.r5
Review Pages: 191-92

Book Review Abstract

Robert C. Feenstra of University of California, Davis reviews "Understanding Global Trade" by Elhanan Helpman . The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores the forces that shape international trade and the organization of production across national boundaries. Discusses comparative advantage; gainers and losers; scale and scope; the impact of trade on reallocations within industries that are populated by firms with different productivities; and offshoring and outsourcing. Helpman is Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University. Bibliography; index.


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Robert C. Feenstra of University of California, Davis


JEL Classifications

F14: Country and Industry Studies of Trade
F23: Multinational Firms; International Business
L23: Organization of Production
L24: Contracting Out; Joint Ventures; Technology Licensing


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