Measuring Product-Market Integration
42 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 1999 Last revised: 12 Oct 2010
Date Written: February 1999
Globalization -- the integration of national economies -- has become one of the most widely used buzzwords of the late 20th century. Yet there are remarkably few statistical measures of product-market integration across time, countries, and goods. In this paper we present some new measures of product-market integration based on price and quantity data. We find evidence of greater integration, but we also find that this process has not been uniform over time, countries, or goods.
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