A Cross-Section Analysis of Multilateral Intra-Industry Trade in the U.S. Processed Food and Beverage Sectors

This paper analyzes the determinants of inter-industry variation in levels of multilateral intra-industry trade for a sample of thirty-six U.S. processed food and beverage industries in 1987, previous studies of intra-industry trade having focussed on industry characteristics in the manufacturing sectors. The results of the analysis indicate that IIT variation across these industries is positively related to U.S. total trade, similarity of tariff barriers, and economies of scope, but negatively related to industry concentration.


Issue Date:
1992-07
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/233086
Total Pages:
30
Series Statement:
OP
38




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2017-08-29

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)