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The Empirics of Firm Heterogeneity and International Trade

Andrew B. Bernard, J. Bradford Jensen, Stephen J. Redding, Peter K. Schott

NBER Working Paper No. 17627
Issued in November 2011
NBER Program(s):   ITI

This paper reviews the empirical evidence on firm heterogeneity in international trade. A first wave of empirical findings from micro data on plants and firms proposed challenges for existing models of international trade and inspired the development of new theories emphasizing firm heterogeneity. Subsequent empirical research has examined additional predictions of these theories and explored other dimensions of the data not originally captured by them. These other dimensions include multi-product firms, offshoring, intra-firm trade and firm export market dynamics.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w17627

Published: Andrew B. Bernard & J. Bradford Jensen & Stephen J. Redding & Peter K. Schott, 2012. "The Empirics of Firm Heterogeneity and International Trade," Annual Review of Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 4(1), pages 283-313, 07.

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