Chapter 15

Cultural Products in the International Trading System

P. Lelio Iapadre,    University of L’Aquila, Italy,    Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Bologna Center, Italy,    UNU-CRIS, Bruges, Belgium

Abstract

Debate about the linkages between globalization and cultural diversity is not limited to the well-known dispute about the effects of international economic integration in promoting or reducing the plurality of cultural expressions, but extends to the possible role of cultural diversity in explaining comparative advantage and trade or in generating market access barriers that can reduce the intensity of bilateral economic interactions. This chapter presents an overview of recent theoretical contributions, aimed at better understanding the ...

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