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The Organization of Firms in a Global Economy

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$77.50 • £62.95 • €70.00

ISBN 9780674030817

Publication Date: 11/30/2008


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

44 line illustrations, 35 tables


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Contractual Frictions and Global Sourcing [Pol Antràs and Elhanan Helpman]
  • 2. The Boundaries of the Multinational Firm: An Empirical Analysis [Nathan Nunn and Daniel Trefler]
  • 3. Contract Enforcement, Comparative Advantage and Long-Run Growth [Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano]
  • 4. The Dynamics of Firm-Level Adjustments to Trade Liberalization [James A. Costantini and Marc J. Melitz]
  • 5. Competing in Organizations: Firm Heterogeneity and International Trade [Dalia Marin and Thierry Verdier]
  • 6. Optimal Choice of Product Scope for Multiproduct Firms under Monopolistic Competition [Robert Feenstra and Hong Ma]
  • 7. Firm Heterogeneity, Central Locations, and the Structure of Foreign Direct Investment [Stephen R. Yeaple]
  • 8. Export Dynamics in Colombia: Transaction-Level Evidence [Jonathan Eaton, Marcela Eslava, Maurice Kugler, and James Tybout]
  • 9. Fair Wages and Foreign Sourcing [Gene M. Grossman and Elhanan Helpman]
  • 10. Organizing Offshoring: Middle Managers and Communication Costs [Pol Antràs, Luis Garicano, and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg]

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