Do Prices Determine Vertical Integration? Evidence from Trade Policy

Laura Alfaro, Paola Conconi, Harald Fadinger, Andrew Newman,

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Persistent global imbalances are raising concerns about the sustainability of the global recovery and longer-term growth. Global imbalances owe in part to the pattern of exchange rates and demand across major countries. A proper appreciation of the influence of exchange rates and demand on global imbalances requires that we take into account an important feature of Asia’s trade – cross-border supply chains or “vertical integration”.

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