NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Estimating Cross-Country Differences in Product Quality

Juan Carlos Hallak, Peter K. Schott

NBER Working Paper No. 13807
Issued in February 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

Special thanks to Alan Deardorff for many fruitful discussions. We also thank Steve Berry, Keith Chen, Rob Feenstra, James Harrigan, Justin McCrary, Phil Haile, Amit Khandelwal, Keith Maskus, Peter Neary, Serena Ng, Ben Polak, Marshall Reinsdorff, Matthew Shapiro, Beata Javornik, Walter Sosa Escudero, and seminar participants at Chicago, Dartmouth, Di Tella, EIIT, IMF, LSE, Maryland, Michigan, Microeconomics of Growth Network, NBER, Penn State, Princeton, San Andrés, UCLA, UCSD and Yale. Alejandro Molnar and Santiago Sautua provided superb research assistance. This research is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. 0241474 and 0550190. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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