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This paper analyzes the determinants of variation across industries in levels of intra-industry trade (IIT) for a sample of 36 U.S. processed food and beverage industries in 1987, previous studies of intra-industry trade having focused on industry characteristics in the manufacturing sectors. The determinants predicted by IIT theory are measures of product differentiation, economies of scale, and imperfect competition; the results of this analysis indicate that IIT variation across the food and beverage industries is positively related to product differentiation, U.S. total trade, similarity of tariff barriers among trade partners, and economies of scope, but negatively related to industry concentration.

Subject(s): International Relations/Trade

Issue Date: 1993-02

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/26561 Published in: Journal of Food Distribution Research, Volume 24, Number 1 Page range: 101-109

Total Pages: 9

Record appears in: Food Distribution Research Society > Journal of Food Distribution Research





Author: Hartman, Darcy A. ; Henderson, Dennis R. ; Sheldon, Ian M.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/26561?ln=en







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