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Title: The role of dynamics and quality in determining international trade
Author: Tian, Xiaoyu
ISNI:       0000 0004 5367 6303
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis aims at providing rigorous micro-foundations for explaining detailed firm and product level trade flows. In this research I investigate the mechanisms by which firms break into foreign markets and the impact of “\(entry\)” on \(growth\), \(further\) \(entry\) and \(exit\), as well as the potential biases when measuring the export growth of firms using annual data. Specifically, I introduce Quarter-Year, Month-Year and Week-Year estimations and examine whether there are certain countries that act as launch pads for Argentinean firms to target exports. My results provide an accurate measure of export growth and have implications for trade policy. I introduce the concept of “trade liberalisation externalities” whereby bilateral trade liberalisation can lead to an expansion of trade to third countries via the process of sequential exporting. This research also deals with the relationship between exporting, importing and product quality.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) ; British Academy ; University of Birmingham
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HB Economic Theory ; HF Commerce