Type: Seminar

A New Engel on the Gains from Trade

Speaker

David Atkin, MIT

Date & Time

Nov 1, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT

Measuring the gains from trade and their distribution is challenging. Recent empirical contributions have addressed this challenge by drawing on rich and newly available sources of microdata to measure changes in household nominal incomes and price indices. While such data have become available for some components of household welfare, and for some locations and periods, they are typically not available for the entire consumption basket.

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