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August 2010Report on the State of Available Data for the Study of International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
with Robert C. Feenstra, Robert E. Lipsey, Lee G. Branstetter, C. Fritz Foley, James Harrigan, J. Bradford Jensen, Lori Kletzer, Peter K. Schott, Greg C. Wright: w16254
This report, prepared for the Committee on Economic Statistics of the American Economic Association, examines the state of available data for the study of international trade and foreign direct investment. Data on values of imports and exports of goods are of high quality and coverage, but price data suffer from insufficient detail. It would be desirable to have more data measuring value-added in trade as well as prices of comparable domestic and imported inputs. Value data for imports and exports of services are too aggregated and valuations are questionable, while price data for service exports and imports are almost non-existent. Foreign direct investment data are of high quality but quality has suffered from budget cuts. Data on trade in intellectual property are fragmentary. The int...
May 2007Understanding the U.S. Trade Deficit: A Disaggregated Perspective
with Katharina Pl├╝ck
in G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment, Richard H. Clarida, editor

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