• The impact of the distribution of economic activity on the gravity model estimation of international trade 

    Deng, Zhongyun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    In this study, I test the gravity model in international trade in a series of simulation studies, with a focus on the impact of the distribution of economic activity, inter-regional distance measure, and the capital location ...
  • Network goods, piracy, and firm strategies in the global economy 

    Won, Seoung Joun (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This dissertation investigates network effects and the strategic reactions of firms in international markets. In particular, the reason of cross-country differences in software piracy rate and the strategic reaction of ...
  • Three essays on the factor content of trade 

    Kim, Yeon Joon, 1973- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    This dissertation investigates the factor content of trade. This dissertation consists of three chapters that explain the factor content of trade with different methodologies. The first chapter is Demand Effects in ...
  • Three essays on trade gravity model 

    Wu, Wei, 1977- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In chapter 1, the gravity models are revisited, for both the "old" one with which McCallum (1995) finds the famous "border puzzle," and the "new" one introduced by Anderson and van Wincoop (2003). We examine the role of ...