Trends in U.S. International Trade and Investment Since World War Ii

61 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2001 Last revised: 21 Jan 2002

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William H. Branson

Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Herbert Giersch

University of Kiel - Institute for World Economics (IfW)

Peter G. Peterson

Blackstone Group

Date Written: April 1980

Abstract

This paper presents and analyzes the data on the trends in United States international trade and investment since World War II. From this data we can perceive a shrinking United States fraction of manufacturing output and exports, a return to and strengthening of lines of comparative advantage, and balanced and rapid growth in long-term investment. We can also see increasing volatility of trade and long-term investment in the 1970s, along with a real depreciation of 25 percent in the weighted United States exchange rate.

Suggested Citation

Branson, William H. and Giersch, Herbert and Peterson, Peter G., Trends in U.S. International Trade and Investment Since World War Ii (April 1980). NBER Working Paper No. w0469. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=262692

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Herbert Giersch

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