NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Trade and Inequality: From Theory to Estimation

Elhanan Helpman, Oleg Itskhoki, Marc-Andreas Muendler, Stephen J. Redding

NBER Working Paper No. 17991
Issued in April 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank the National Science Foundation for financial support. We also thank SECEX/MEDIC and Ricardo Markwald at FUNCEX Rio de Janeiro for sharing firm trade data. We are very grateful to Sam Bazzi, Lorenzo Casaburi, Itzik Fadlon, Adam Guren, Eduardo Morales and Jesse Schreger for excellent research assistance. We thank Mark Aguiar, Carlos Henrique Corseuil, Kerem Co sar, Angus Deaton, Thibault Fally, Cecilia Fieler, Leo Feler, Penny Goldberg, Gita Gopinath, Gene Grossman, Bo Honor e, Guido Imbens, Larry Katz, Francis Kramarz, Rasmus Lentz, Brian McCaig, Marc Melitz, Naercio Menezes-Filho, Eduardo Morales, Ulrich Muller, Andriy Norets, Richard Rogerson, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Andres Santos, Mine Senses, Robert Shimer, Chris Sims, John Van Reenen, Jon Vogel, Yoto Yotov and seminar participants at the Administrative Data for Public Policy Conference Singapore, Bayreuth, CESifo, IAE Workshop at UAB, CEPR, Columbia, EITI, FGV Rio de Janeiro, Georgia, Harvard, Humboldt Berlin, IAS, IGC Trade Programme Meeting at Columbia, JHU-SAIS, Maryland, Munich, NBER, Notre Dame, Princeton, SED, Syracuse, Toronto, the Philadelphia Fed Trade Workshop, UBC Vancouver, UC San Diego, Wisconsin, World Bank and WTO for helpful comments and suggestions. The usual disclaimer applies. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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