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From selling goods to selling services: firm responses to trade liberalization (2018)
Journal Article
Breinlich, H., Soderbery, A., & Wright, G. C. (2018). From selling goods to selling services: firm responses to trade liberalization. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 10(4), 79-108. doi:10.1257/pol.20150116

In this paper we focus on a new channel of adaptation to trade liberalization, namely the shift toward increased provision of services in lieu of goods production. We exploit variation in European Union trade policy to show that lower manufacturing... Read More

The impact of trade agreements on consumer welfare: evidence from the European Union's common external trade policy (2018)
Journal Article
Berlingieri, G., Breinlich, H., & Dhingra, S. (2018). The impact of trade agreements on consumer welfare: evidence from the European Union's common external trade policy. Journal of European Economic Association, doi:10.1093/jeea/jvx053. ISSN 1542-4766

This paper estimates the consumer welfare impact of the new generation of trade agreements implemented by the European Union between 1993 and 2013. We decompose the overall effect into contributions of changes in prices, quality and variety. Estimati... Read More

Producer services and trade liberalization (2017)
Book Chapter
Breinlich, H. (2017). Producer services and trade liberalization. In N. Castree, D. Richardson, M. M. Goodchild, A. Kobayashi, W. Liu, & R. A. Marston (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of GeographyJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd. doi:10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg0460

Trade liberalization and recent advances in communication and information technologies increasingly permit the trade of producer services across borders. This entry discusses research on the nature and importance of such trade, and on the consequence... Read More

International aspects of merger policy: a survey (2016)
Journal Article
Breinlich, H., Nocke, V., & Schutz, N. (2017). International aspects of merger policy: a survey. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 50, doi:10.1016/j.ijindorg.2016.05.001. ISSN 0167-7187

This paper surveys the literature on merger policy in open economies. We first adopt a reduced-form approach to derive general insights on the scope for conflict between national antitrust authorities and on the gains from international merger policy... Read More

Heterogeneous firm-level responses to trade liberalization: a test using stock price reactions (2014)
Journal Article
Breinlich, H. (2014). Heterogeneous firm-level responses to trade liberalization: a test using stock price reactions. Journal of International Economics, 93(2), doi:10.1016/j.jinteco.2014.04.002. ISSN 0022-1996

This paper presents novel empirical evidence on key predictions of heterogeneous firm models by examining stock market reactions to the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement of 1989 (CUSFTA). I derive testable predictions for a class of models ba... Read More

Tariffs, trade and productivity: a quantitative evaluation of heterogeneous firm models
Journal Article
Breinlich, H., & Cunat, A. Tariffs, trade and productivity: a quantitative evaluation of heterogeneous firm models. Economic Journal, doi:10.1111/ecoj.12218. ISSN 0013-0133

We examine the quantitative predictions of heterogeneous firm in the context of the Canada–US Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) of 1989. We compute predicted increases in trade flows and measured productivity and compare them to the post-CUSFTA increases... Read More