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From Selling Goods to Selling Services: Firm Responses to Trade Liberalization

Breinlich, Holger, Soderbery, Anson and Wright, Greg C. (2018) From Selling Goods to Selling Services: Firm Responses to Trade Liberalization American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 10 (4). pp. 79-108.

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Abstract

In this paper we focus on a new channel of adaptation to trade liberalization, namely the shift toward increased provision of services in lieu of goods production. We exploit variation in European Union trade policy to show that lower manufacturing tariffs lead firms to shift into services provision and out of goods production. We also find that a successful transition is associated with higher firm-level R&D stocks.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Breinlich, Holgerh.breinlich@surrey.ac.uk
Soderbery, Anson
Wright, Greg C.
Date : November 2018
DOI : 10.1257/pol.20150116
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Uncontrolled Keywords : Services Trade; Trade Liberalization; Import Competition
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 16 May 2018 08:37
Last Modified : 07 Dec 2018 09:59
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/846417

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