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Product Variety and the Gains from International Trade by Robert C. Feenstra

Published By: Zeuthen Lecture Book Series. Cambridge and London: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-06280-0
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: David E. Weinstein of Columbia University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.3.719.r10
Review Pages: 743-46

Book Review Abstract

David E. Weinstein of Columbia University reviews "Product Variety and the Gains from International Trade" by Robert C. Feenstra. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Explores the methods that have been developed to measure the product variety of imports and exports in international trade and the gains from trade due to product variety. Discusses consumer benefits from import variety; producer benefits from export variety; the extensive margin of trade and country productivity; and product variety and the measurement of real gross domestic product. Feenstra is Professor of Economics and C. Bryan Cameron Distinguished Chair in International Economics at the University of California, Davis. Index."


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F14: Country and Industry Studies of Trade


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