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    • Collective Reputation in Trade: Evidence from the Chinese Dairy Industry 

      Bai, Jie; Gazze, Ludovica; Wang, Yukun (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2019-10)
      Collective reputation implies an important externality. Among firms trading internationally, quality shocks about one firm’s products could affect the demand of other firms from the same origin country. We study this issue ...
    • The Impact of Intranational Trade Barriers on Exports: Evidence from a Nationwide VAT Rebate Reform in China 

      Bai, Jie; Liu, Jiahua (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2019-12)
      It is well known that various forms of non-tariff trade barriers exist within a country. Empirically, it is difficult to measure these barriers as they can take many forms. We take advantage of a nationwide VAT rebate ...
    • Melons as Lemons: Asymmetric Information, Consumer Learning and Seller Reputation 

      Bai, Jie (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2021-03)
      There is often a lack of reliable quality provision in many markets in developing countries and firms generally lack a reputation for quality. One potential explanation is that mistrust due to past bad behavior can make ...
    • Quid Pro Quo, Knowledge Spillover and Industrial Upgrading 

      Bai, Jie; Barwick, Panle; Cao, Shengmao; Li, Shanjun (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2019-11)
      Are quid pro quo (technology for market access) policies effective in facilitating knowledge spillover to developing countries? We study this question in the context of the Chinese automobile industry where foreign firms ...