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Replication data for: Price, Quality, and Variety: Measuring the Gains from Trade in Differentiated Products

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V0
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Creator
  • Sheu, Gloria
Publication Date
2013-12-31
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  • Abstract

    This paper explores the gains from trade in differentiated products from three channels: decreases in price, improvements in quality, and increases in variety. Using data on Indian imports of computer printers from 1996 to 2005, a period of trade liberalization, I find that quality was the leading source of welfare gains. Consumers would require a 65 percent decrease in all 1996 prices to be as well off as they were with the quality available in 2005. The contribution of price was slightly smaller, while variety lagged farther behind. These effects varied across buyers, as gains were largest for small businesses.
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    DOI: 10.1257/app.6.4.66 (Text)
Publications
  • Sheu, Gloria. “Price, Quality, and Variety: Measuring the Gains from Trade in Differentiated Products.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 6, no. 4 (October 2014): 66–89. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.6.4.66.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.6.4.66 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-12 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Sheu, Gloria (2013): Replication data for: Price, Quality, and Variety: Measuring the Gains from Trade in Differentiated Products. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/E113910