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GTAP Resource #5692

"Welfare Gains from the Variety Growth"
by Kancs, d'Artis and Damiaan Persyn


Abstract
We estimate the variety gains of trade in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania following the fall of the iron curtain more than a quarter of a century ago. We apply the methodology of Feenstra (1994); Broda and Weinstein (2006); Ardelean and Lugovskyy (2010) and Soderbery (2015) to domestic and international trade data for the period 1988-1997. Although, there was a decline in the number of local varieties during this period, an increase in the number of import varieties from the EU more than outweighed this decline. The increasing variety of imported goods from EU countries substantially lowered the cost of living, resulting in welfare gains to consumers that range from 0.73% in Latvia to 1.28% of GDP per year in Estonia.


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2019 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Warsaw, Poland
Date: 2019
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Created: Kancs, D. (3/4/2019)
Updated: Kancs, D. (3/4/2019)
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- Economic development
- Multilateral trade negotiations
- Europe (Eastern)


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Posted by: Kancs, d'Artis   4/14/2019 4:36:00 PM