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Helpman, Elhanan

Works: 341 works in 1,683 publications in 4 languages and 20,545 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, ed
Classifications: HF1379, 338.9
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Most widely held works by Elhanan Helpman
General purpose technologies and economic growth( )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of GPTs is relatively new. A universal theoretical framework for dealing with GPTs does not yet exist. The essays in this book both further our understanding of GPT-driven economic growth and lay the foundation for further developments of the available frameworks
Innovation and growth in the global economy by Gene M Grossman( )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional growth theory emphasizes the incentives for capital accumulation rather than technological progress. Innovation is treated as an exogenous process or a by-product of investment in machine and equipment. The authors develop a unique approach in which innovation is viewed as a deliberate outgrowth of investments in industrial research by forward-looking, profit-seeking agents
Trade policy and market structure by Elhanan Helpman( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding global trade by Elhanan Helpman( )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global trade is of vital interest to citizens as well as policymakers, yet it is widely misunderstood. This compact exposition of the market forces underlying international commerce addresses both of these concerned groups, as well as the needs of students and scholars. Although it contains no equations, it is almost mathematical in its elegance, precision, and power of expression. It provides a thorough explanation of what shapes the international organization of production and distribution and the resulting trade flows. It reviews the evolution of knowledge in this field from Adam Smith to today as a process of theoretical modeling, accumulation of new empirical data, and then revision of analytical frameworks in response to evidence and changing circumstances. It explains the sources of comparative advantage and how they lead countries to specialize in making products which they then sell to other countries. While foreign trade contributes to the overall welfare of a nation, it also creates winners and losers, and the author describes mechanisms through which trade affects a country's income distribution. The book provides a clear and original account of the revolutions in trade theory of the 1980s and the most recent decade. It shows how scholars shifted the analysis of trade flows from the sectoral level to the business-firm level, to elucidate the growing roles of multinational corporations, offshoring, and outsourcing in the international division of labor. The author's explanation of the latest research findings is essential for an understanding of world affairs
Economic policy in the international economy essays in honor of Assaf Razin by Assaf Razin( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains fifteen major essays on international economics. The authors investigate five principal themes: theory, and empirics, of financial issues in open economies; economic growth; public economies; and political economy. This volume of cutting edge research will be of interest to scholars, policy makers, and advanced students alike
The mystery of economic growth by Elhanan Helpman( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the leading researchers of economic growth, Helpman succinctly reviews, critiques, and integrates current research - on capital accumulation, education, productivity, trade, inequality, geography, and institutions - and clarifies its relevance for global economic inequities. In particular, he points to institutions - including property rights protection, legal systems, customs, and political systems - as the key to the mystery of economic growth. Solving this mystery could lead to policies capable of setting the poorest countries on the path toward sustained growth of per capita income and all that implies."--BOOK JACKET
Market structure and foreign trade : increasing returns, imperfect competition, and the international economy by Elhanan Helpman( Book )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organization of firms in a global economy( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Organization of Firms in a Global Economy presents a new research program that is transforming the study of international trade. Driven by the availability of new micro data sets and innovative theoretical models, it focuses on the level of firms, products, and stages of production rather than on countries and industries. It addresses such questions as why only a small proportion of firms in a given industry export and why an even smaller proportion invest abroad; why exporters tend to be more productive than nonexporters; why almost one-third of international trade takes place between units of the same firm and why as much as two-thirds involves multinational firms as exporter, importer, or both; and why international trade may have been the most important driver of organizational changes in the corporation that have been taking place in the last decade. Until a few years ago, models of international trade did not recognize the heterogeneity of firms and exporters, and could not provide good explanations of international production networks. Now such models exist and are explored in this volume
Special interest politics by Gene M Grossman( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and German and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic effects of the government budget by Pinhas Sapir Conference on Development$ (4e: 1986 : Tel-Aviv University)( Book )

15 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International trade and trade policy( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centering on questions of the potential optimality of some trade protection, these original contributions present research at the frontier of international trade and trade policy
Theory, policy, and dynamics in international trade : essays in honor of Ronald W. Jones( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International R & D Spillovers and Institutions by David T Coe( )

48 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empirical analysis in "International R&D Spillovers" (Coe and Helpman, 1995) is first revisited by applying modern panel cointegration estimation techniques to an expanded data set that we have constructed for the purpose of this study. The new estimates confirm the key results reported in Coe and Helpman about the impact of domestic and foreign R&D capital stocks on TFP. In addition, we show that domestic and foreign R&D capital stocks have measurable impacts on TFP even after controlling for the impact of human capital. Furthermore, we extend the analysis to include institutional variables, such as legal origin and patent protection, in order to allow for parameter heterogeneity based on a country's institutional characteristics. The results suggest that institutional differences are important determinants of total factor productivity and that they impact the degree of R&D spillovers
A theory of international trade under uncertainty by Elhanan Helpman( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Theory of International Trade Under Uncertainty
Monopolistic competition in trade theory by Elhanan Helpman( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions and economic performance( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Institutions and Economic Performance explores the question of why income per capita varies so greatly across countries. Even taking into account disparities in resources, including physical and human capital, large economic discrepancies remain across countries. Why are some societies but not others able to encourage investments in places, people, and productivity?" "The answer, the book argues, lies to a large extent in institutional differences across societies. Such institutions are wide-ranging and include formal constitutional arrangements, the role of economic and political elites, informal institutions that promote investment and knowledge transfer, and others. Two core themes run through the contributors' essays. First, what constraints do institutions place on the power of the executive to prevent it from extorting the investments and effort of other people and institutions? Second, when are productive institutions self-enforcing?"--Jacket
Interest groups and trade policy by Gene M Grossman( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first three chapters focus on campaign contributions and candidate endorsements--two of the tools that interest groups use in their efforts to influence policy outcomes. The remaining chapters present applications to trade policy issues. Grossman and Helpman demonstrate how the approaches developed in their monograph can shed light on tariff formation in small and large countries, on the conduct of multilateral trade negotiations, and on the viability of bilateral free trade agreements. They also examine the forms that regional and multilateral trade agreements are likely to take and the ways in which firms invest abroad to circumvent trade barriers induced by political pressures"--Publisher's description
Social policy evaluation : an economic perspective( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North-South R & D spillovers by David T Coe( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We examine the extent to which developing countries that do little, if any research and development themselves benefit from R&D that is performed in the industrial countries. By trading with an industrial country that has large 'stocks of knowledge' from its cumulative R&D activities, a developing country can boost its productivity by importing a larger variety of intermediate products and capital equipment embodying foreign knowledge, and by acquiring useful information that would otherwise be costly to obtain. Our empirical results, which are based on observations over the 1971-90 period for 77 developing countries, suggest that R&D spillovers from the industrial countries in the North to the developing countries in the South are substantial
The structure of foreign trade by Elhanan Helpman( Book )

22 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last two decades, new research has greatly advanced our understanding of the structure of world trade. This article reviews the empirical literature that grew out of this effort, emphasizing the ways in which it relied on theoretical developments
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Alternative Names
Helfman, Elḥanan

Helfman, Elhanan 1946-

Helpman, E.

Helpman, E. (Elhanan)

Helpman, Elhanan

Helpman ʾElḥanan 1946-....

הלפמן אלחנן 1946-....

ヘルプマン, E

ヘルプマン, エルハナン

Innovation and growth in the global economyTrade policy and market structureUnderstanding global tradeEconomic policy in the international economy essays in honor of Assaf RazinThe mystery of economic growthMarket structure and foreign trade : increasing returns, imperfect competition, and the international economyThe organization of firms in a global economySpecial interest politics