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Robert C. Feenstra

Robert C. Feenstra is Professor of Economics and C. Bryan Cameron Distinguished Chair in International Economics at the University of California, Davis. He directs the International Trade and Investment Program at the NBER and is the author of Advanced International Trade: Theory and Evidence and Offshoring in the Global Economy: Microeconomic Structure and Macroeconomic Implications (MIT Press, 2010).

Titles by This Author

The application of the monopolistic competition model to international trade by Elhanan Helpman, Paul Krugman, and Kelvin Lancaster was one of the great achievements of international trade theory in the 1970s and 1980s. Monopolistic competition models have required new empirical methods to implement their theoretical insights, however, and in this book Robert Feenstra describes methods that have been developed to measure the product variety of imports and the gains from trade that are due to product variety.

Microeconomic Structure and Macroeconomic Implications

In the early 1990s, trade and labor economists, noting the fall in wages for low-skilled workers relative to high-skilled workers, began to debate the impact of trade on wages. This debate—which led to a sometimes heated exchange on the role of trade versus the role of technological change in explaining wage movements—continues today, with the focus now shifting to workers in the middle of the wage distribution.

Titles by This Editor

A wide range of empirical studies is applied to various countries in this important collection. Bringing together the most recent work in econometrics applied to international trade, main sections of the book cover: cross-country analysis, which can be used to test assumptions or implications of trade models; industry studies, which are receiving renewed interest in recent literature on market structure and trade; and dual methods, which extend the estimation of production and cost functions to incorporate trade flows.

The Theory of Commercial Policy

These two volumes contain seventy essays chosen largely for the originality of their contributions.

International Factor Mobility

These two volumes contain seventy essays chosen largely for the originality of their contributions.