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Productivity and Firm Selection: Quantifying the 'New' Gains from Trade

Corcos, G, Del Gatto, M, Mion, G and Ottaviano, GIP (2012) Productivity and Firm Selection: Quantifying the 'New' Gains from Trade Economic Journal, 122 (561). pp. 754-798.

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We discuss how standard computable equilibrium models of trade policy can be enriched with selection effects. This is achieved by estimating and simulating a partial equilibrium model that accounts for a number of real world effects of trade liberalisation: richer availability of product varieties; tougher competition and weaker market power of firms; better exploitation of economies of scale; and, of course, efficiency gains via firms selection. The model is estimated on EU data and then simulated in counterfactual scenarios. Gains from trade are much larger in the presence of selection effects with substantial variability across countries and sectors. © 2011 Royal Economic Society.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Corcos, G
Del Gatto, M
Ottaviano, GIP
Date : 1 June 2012
DOI : 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2011.02487.x
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:27
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 14:41

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