Quotation Prettner, Klaus, Strulik, Holger. 2018. Trade and Productivity: The Family Connection Redux. Journal of Macroeconomics. 56 276-291.




We investigate the effects of human capital accumulation and declining fertility on international trade by integrating a micro-founded education and fertility decision of households into a model of trade with firm heterogeneity. The theory implies that the export share of a country increases with the education level of its population and decreases with fertility. These implications explain the empirically observable relations between the birth rate, eduction, and the export share in OECD countries from 1960 to 2010.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Macroeconomics
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new VW-D
Language English
Title Trade and Productivity: The Family Connection Redux
Volume 56
Year 2018
Page from 276
Page to 291
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0164070416302373
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmacro.2018.04.002
Open Access N


Prettner, Klaus (Details)
Strulik, Holger (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Department of Economics (Crespo Cuaresma) (Details)
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