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Whether countries gain comparative advantage from low labor standards, such as child labor use, is an important empirical issue in trade policy. The first essay in this dissertation addresses this question by estimating the effect of child labor stocks on specialization patterns in a...
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Chapter 1 of this thesis revisits Reimer (2006), and Trefler and Zhu (2005, 2006) (RTZ) tests of the Vanek proposition in the presence of international differences in production techniques and global production sharing. In this framework, knowing the bilateral details of each country's...
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Chapter 1 of this thesis examines in theory and empirics how exporters use different modes of transportation to hedge price uncertainty. Ocean transportation in international trade imposes a time lag between the departure and arrival of a shipment. This arrival lag creates a problem for firms...
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Purchasing goods from distant locations introduces a significant lag between when a product is shipped and when it arrives. These transit lags are trade barriers for firms facing volatile demand, who must place orders before knowing the resolution of demand uncertainty. We provide a model in...
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The first essay develops and tests a monopolistic competition model with a more general, but still tractable, CES preference structure that nests Krugman (1980) and Armington (1969) style models. With limited love of variety the consumer faces a trade-off between buying more varieties or higher...
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