Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Product Variety and the Gains from International Trade$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robert C. Feenstra

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062800

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062800.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see http://www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 February 2018

Conclusions

Conclusions

Chapter:
(p.109) 6 Conclusions
Source:
Product Variety and the Gains from International Trade
Author(s):

Robert C. Feenstra

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262062800.003.0006

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the measurement of product variety of imports and exports and the gains from trade due to product variety. The findings indicate that trade gives results quite similar to real openness because it has a positive real gross domestic product (GDP). The results also challenge the conventional wisdom that small countries gain the most from international trade. This chapter also highlights the importance of trade in promoting higher GDP and real incomes.

Keywords:   gains from trade, product variety, imports, exports, real openness, real GDP, small countries, international trade

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.