NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Income Distribution, Product Quality, and International Trade

Pablo D. Fajgelbaum, Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman

NBER Working Paper No. 15329
Issued in September 2009

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We are grateful to Aykut Ahlatçioğlu and Gabriel Kreindler for research assistance and to Juan Carlos Hallak, Jonathan Vogel, Yoram Weiss and countless seminar participants for helpful comments and suggestions. Grossman and Helpman thank the National Science Foundation and Fajgelbaum thanks the International Economics Section at Princeton University for financial support. The paper was substantially revised while Grossman was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Development Economics Vice Presidency at the World Bank. He thanks the World Bank for support and the Trade and Integration Team (DECTI) for its hospitality. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, the World Bank Group, any other organization, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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