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Comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms

Andrew B. Bernard

Comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms

by Andrew B. Bernard

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Diversification in industry,
  • International trade -- Mathematical models

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAndrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding, Peter K. Schott.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 10668., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 10668.
    ContributionsRedding, Stephen., Schott, Peter K., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination53, [4] p. :
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17623196M
    OCLC/WorldCa56516005

    Theories of Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Stephen J. Redding. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in December NBER Program(s):International Trade and Investment This paper reviews the recent theoretical literature on heterogeneous firms and trade, which emphasizes firm selection into international markets and reallocations of resources across firms. Handbook of International Economics. Explore handbook content Latest volume All volumes. Latest volumes. Volume 4. Heterogeneous Firms and Trade. Marc J. Melitz, Stephen J. Redding. Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage. Nathan Nunn, Daniel Trefler.

      You have likley already seen “Comparative Advantage and Heterogeneous Firms,” as Andrew Bernard, Stephen Redding, and Peter Schott worked on it for more than four you haven’t, now is the time. The paper was finally published early this year in the Review of Economic Studies (journal pdf; older ungated pdf).It’s a fabulous piece of theory that introduces heterogeneous firms. (standard heterogeneous firm literature result), higher for firms in comparative advantage sectors (comparative advantage Heckscher-Ohlin kind-of result) and moves differently for comparative advantage and disadvantage sectors as tariffs change. This last finding is new in literature and somehow puzzling.

    Keywords: Ricardian comparative advantage, Country size, Technology, Heterogeneous firms JEL classification Numbers: F12, F14 RIETI Discussion Papers Series aims at widely disseminating research results in the form of professional papers, thereby stimulating lively discussion. The views expressed in the papers are solely. Virtual Trade and Comparative Advantage - ISBN: - (ebook) - von Sugata Marjit, Biswajit Mandal, Noritsugu Nakanishi, Verlag: Springer.


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Comparative Advantage and Heterogeneous Firms ANDREW B. BERNARD Tuck Comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms book of Business at Dartmouth and NBER STEPHEN J. REDDING London School of Economics and CEPR and PETER K. SCHOTT Yale School of Management and NBER First version received December ; final version accepted February (Eds.).

Request PDF | Comparative Advantage and Heterogeneous Firms | This paper examines how country, industry, and firm characteristics interact in general equilibrium to determine nations' responses to.

Comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Andrew B Bernard; Stephen Redding; Peter K Schott; National Bureau of Economic Research.

Comparative Advantage And Heterogeneous Firms Article in Review of Economic Studies 74(1) February with 94 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Get this from a library. Comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms. [Andrew B Bernard; Stephen Redding; Peter K Schott; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- "This paper presents a model of international trade that features heterogeneous firms, relative endowment differences across countries, and consumer taste for variety.

The paper demonstrates that. "Comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms," LSE Research Online Documents on EconomicsLondon School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library. Andrew B. Bernard & Stephen Redding & Peter K. Schott, "Comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms," IFS Working Papers W04/24, Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Comparative Advantage and Heterogeneous Firms Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding, Peter K. Schott. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in August NBER Program(s):International Trade and Investment This paper presents a model of international trade that features heterogeneous firms, relative endowment differences across countries, and consumer taste for variety.

The law of comparative advantage describes how, under free trade, an agent will produce more of and consume less of a good for which they have a comparative advantage. In an economic model, agents have a comparative advantage over others in producing a particular good if they can produce that good at a lower relative opportunity cost or autarky price, i.e.

at a lower relative marginal cost. bedding heterogeneous firms in a model of comparative advantage and analysing how firm, coun-try, and industry characteristics interact as trade costs fall. We report a number of new and often surprising results.

In contrast to the neoclassical model, we find that simultaneous within- and. Downloadable. This paper presents a model of international trade that features heterogeneous firms, relative endowment differences across countries, and consumer taste for variety.

The paper demonstrates that firm reactions to trade liberalization generate endogenous Ricardian productivity responses at the industry level that magnify countries’ comparative advantage.

Comparative Advantage and Heterogeneous Firms 4 first relates to consumers’ taste for variety. Trade liberalization, as in Helpman and Krug-man (), makes foreign varieties available to consumers.

This increase in product variety reduces consumer price indices and raises real income. In our framework, however, there is. Comparative Advantage and Heterogeneous Firms 2 1.

Introduction This paper adds firm heterogeneity to a model of international trade that features both relative endowment differences across countries and consumer taste for variety. The re-sulting model outlines the role that country and industry characteristics play in mediating.

– Extend to a framework with heterogeneous firms As in Melitzwe model firms as heterogeneous in productivity – Introduce cross-country differences in factor abundance and crossand cross-industry differences in factor intensityindustry differences in factor intensity (comparative advantage) 6.

Comparative advantage is a key concept in the theory of global or international trade. James Mill was said to have originated the comparative advantage analysis but it was developed by his mentee David Ricardo. The comparative advantage concept holds that all actors can mutually benefit from a trade when there is cooperation.

Opportunity cost. This paper incorporates Melitz’s Econometrica (–, ) heterogeneous-firm trade model in the Ricardian model of comparative advantage with a continuum of sectors introduced by Dornbusch et al. (Am Econ Rev 67(5), –, ). In particular, we characterise the equilibrium outcomes when neither sectors nor countries are symmetric.

This paper presents a model of international trade that features heterogeneous firms, relative endowment differences across countries, and consumer taste for variety. The paper demonstrates that firm reactions to trade liberalization generate endogenous Ricardian productivity responses at the industry level that magnify countries' comparative advantage.

Focusing on the wide Cited by: Theories of Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Stephen J. Redding Princeton University and CEPR 1 August, amine the implications of firm heterogeneity for comparative advantage, market size, aggregate trade, the welfare gains from trade, and the relationship between trade and income distribution.

While a number of. comparative advantage index. Basic predictions on extensive margins are the following: probability to be an exporter is higher when tariffs decrease (standard heterogeneous firm literature result), higher for firms in comparative advantage sectors (comparative advantage Heckscher-Ohlin kind-of result) and.

An Economics by Topic detail Comparative Advantage Introduction A person has a comparative advantage at producing something if he can produce it at lower cost than anyone else. Having a comparative advantage is not the same as being the best at something.

In fact, someone can be completely unskilled at doing something, yet still have [ ]. The book analyzes the evolution of the concept of comparative advantage from the eighteenth century to the present day.

It examines the origins of the concept of comparative advantage, its current status within economic thought and its validity in today's global s: 1. Chapter 2 The Ricardian Theory of Comparative Advantage. This chapter presents the first formal model of international trade: the Ricardian model.

It is one of the simplest models, and still, by introducing the principle of comparative advantage, it offers some of the most compelling reasons supporting international trade.Bernard, S. Redding, et al. "Comparative Advantage and Heterogeneous Firms." (PDF) Review of Economic Stud no.

1 (): 31– ———. "Multi-product Firms and Trade Liberalization." The Quarterly Journal of Economicsno. 3 (): –between comparative advantage and heterogeneous firms (Bernard et al. b), variable markups and market size (Melitz & Ottaviano ), country asymmetries (Arkolakis et al.

), multiproduct firms (Bernard et al.Eckel & NearyMayer et al.