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Feenstra, Robert C.

Works: 222 works in 1,128 publications in 4 languages and 16,800 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HF1455, 382.30973
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Most widely held works by Robert C Feenstra
Trade policies for international competitiveness by Robert C Feenstra( )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once unquestionably the world's leading economic and industrial power, the United States now views with growing dismay the impressive industrial efficiency, vigorous work ethics, and large American holdings of various other nations. Is the United States truly lagging in its ability to compete effectively in world markets? Concern over this question has been voiced in both the business and government sectors, as well as by academic economists. A recent conference, sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research, explored the effects of trade policies on a nation's ability to compete in in
The impact of international trade on wages by Robert C Feenstra( )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the early 1980s, the U.S. economy has experienced a growing wage differential: high-skilled workers have claimed an increasing share of available income, while low-skilled workers have seen an absolute decline in real wages. How and why this disparity has arisen is a matter of ongoing debate among policymakers and economists. Two competing theories have emerged to explain this phenomenon, one focusing on international trade and labor market globalization as the driving force behind the devaluation of low-skill jobs, and the other focusing on the role of technological change as a catalyst for the escalation of high-skill wages. This collection brings together innovative new ideas and data sources in order to provide more satisfying alternatives to the trade versus technology debate and to assess directly the specific impact of international trade on U.S. wages. This timely volume offers a thorough appraisal of the wage distribution predicament, examining the continued effects of technology and globalization on the labor market
Scanner data and price indexes by Robert C Feenstra( )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book assesses both the promise and the challenges of using scanner data to produce economic statistics. Three chapters present the results of work in progress at statistical agencies in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Canada, including a project at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to investigate the feasibility of incorporating scanner data into the monthly Consumer Price Index. Other chapters demonstrate the enormous potential of using scanner data to test economic theories and estimate the parameters of economic models, and provide solutions for some of the problems that arise when using scanner data, such as dealing with missing data
The effects of U.S. trade protection and promotion policies by Robert C Feenstra( )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economists disagree on whether recent U.S. trade policies are harmful or helpful, but they all agree that there is a new trend toward focusing on results-oriented policies in specific markets and with particular trading partners. These twelve essays by leading international economists explore crucial issues in U.S. trade policy today. Topics examined include the markets for automobile and automobile parts in the United States and Japan, the U.S. response to "unfair" trading practices such as dumping, and the effects of industry- and country-specific policies. Examples include high-te
The political economy of trade policy papers in honor of Jagdish Bhagwati by Robert C Feenstra( )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of papers by colleagues and former students celebrates the profound impact that Jagdish Bhagwati has had on the field of international economics over the past three decades. Bhagwati, who is the Arthur Lehman Professor of Economics at Columbia University, has made pathbreaking contributions to the theory of international trade and commercial policy, including immiserizing growth, domestic distortions, economic development, and political economy. His success and influence as a teacher and mentor is widely recognized among students at both MIT and Columbia, and as founder of the Journal of International Economics, he has encouraged research on many questions of theoretical and policy relevance. The political economy of trade policy, Bhagwati's most recent area of interest, is the theme of this collection, which addresses salient topics including market distortions, income distribution, and the political process of policy-making
China's growing role in world trade by Robert C Feenstra( )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In less than three decades, China has grown from playing a negligible role in world trade to being one of the world's largest exporters, a substantial importer of raw materials, intermediate outputs, and other goods, and both a recipient and source of foreign investment. Not surprisingly, China's economic dynamism has generated considerable attention and concern in the United States and beyond. While some analysts have warned of the potential pitfalls of China's rise--the loss of jobs, for example--others have highlighted the benefits of new market and investment opportunities for US firms. Bringing together an expert group of contributors, China's Growing Role in World Trade undertakes an empirical investigation of the effects of China's new status. The essays collected here provide detailed analyses of the microstructure of trade, the macroeconomic implications, sector-level issues, and foreign direct investment. This volume's careful examination of micro data in light of established economic theories clarifies a number of misconceptions, disproves some conventional wisdom, and documents data patterns that enhance our understanding of China's trade and what it may mean to the rest of the world"--Provided by publisher
Emergent economies, divergent paths economic organization and international trade in South Korea and Taiwan by Robert C Feenstra( )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economies of South Korea and Taiwan in the second half of the 20th century are to scholars of economic development what the economy of Britain in the late 18th and early 19th century is to economic historians. This book offers an original explanation of these development paths
Empirical methods for international trade by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
17 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advanced international trade : theory and evidence by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advanced International Trade is the first major graduate textbook in international trade in a generation. Trade is a cornerstone concept in economics, taught in all departments both in the United States and abroad. The past twenty years have seen a number of new theoretical approaches that are essential to any graduate international trade course, and will be of interest in development economics and other fields. Here, Robert Feenstra steps beyond theory to consider empirical evidence as well. He covers all the basic material including the Ricardian and Hecksher-Ohlin models, extension to many
International economics by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
32 editions published between 1465 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The international economy has seen a great deal of change over recent years, and there is much talk in the media of the impact of emerging markets such as India and China. Giving a new perspective on International Economics in the age of globalisation, this engaging text addresses economics with a whole-world perspective, including developing countries and puts emphasis on empirical study. With its many examples pulled from today's headlines, Feenstra/Taylor will be the ideal book for instructors looking for a fresh, up-to-date approach to international economics. KEY FEATURES * Offers a better fit to modern IE modules -- reflects the current emphasis on the role of developing economies * Takes a whole world perspective and includes developing countries * Includes empirical evidence throughout -- helps students understand the models * Includes reference to popular news stories -- engaging for students
Essays in international economic theory by Jagdish N Bhagwati( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offshoring in the global economy : microeconomic structure and macroeconomic implications by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lecture 1: Microeconomic structure -- Lecture 2: Macroeconomic implications
International trade price indexes and seasonal commodities by William F Alterman( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theory of commercial policy by Jagdish N Bhagwati( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 1
Product variety and the gains from international trade by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a brilliant exploration of the implications of recent theories of international trade for one of the most important questions in the field: how large are the gains from trade? Feenstra takes the models apart to shed light on the basic mechanisms at play and then masterfully uses the data to understand their quantitative significance."
International factor mobility by Jagdish N Bhagwati( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 2
Globalization in an age of crisis : multilateral economic cooperation in the twenty-first century ( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Along with its painful economic costs, the financial crisis of 2008 raised concerns over the future of international policy making. As in recessions past, new policy initiatives emerged, approaches that placed greater importance on protecting national interests than promoting international economic cooperation. Whether in fiscal or monetary policies, the control of currencies and capital flows, the regulation of finance, or the implementation of protectionist policies and barriers to trade, there has been an almost worldwide trend toward the prioritizing of national economic security. But
Imputation and price indexes theory and evidence from the international price program by Robert C Feenstra( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International trade by Robert C Feenstra( Book )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Estimating real production and expenditures across nations a proposal for improving the Penn World Tables ( )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this paper we propose a new approach to international comparisons of real GDP measured from the output-side. The traditional Geary-Khamis system to measure real GDP from the expenditure-side is modified to include differences in the terms of trade between countries. It is shown that this system has a strictly positive solution under mild assumptions. On the basis of a set of domestic final output, import and export prices and values for 14 European countries and the U.S. it is shown that differences between real GDP measured from the expenditure and output-side can be substantial, especially for small open economies"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
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Alternative Names
Feenstra, R. C. 1956-
Feenstra, Robert
Feenstra, Robert 1956-
Feenstra, Robert C.
Feenstra, Robert Christopher 1956-
English (255)
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