How Well Is US Intrafirm Trade Measured?
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AbstractUsing two independent data sources—the intrafirm trade data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis and the related party trade data from the US Census Bureau—I construct and compare measures of US intrafirm exports and imports. I find that, in general, the two datasets provide similar measures of US intrafirm trade, particularly for exports. Understanding the differences that do exist in measurement will likely require study of the confidential micro data at both the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau.
CitationRuhl, Kim J. 2015. "How Well Is US Intrafirm Trade Measured?" American Economic Review, 105 (5): 524-29. DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20151045
- F14 Empirical Studies of Trade
- F23 Multinational Firms; International Business