International Trade in Motion Picture Services

Gordon H. Hanson and Chong Xiang

in International Trade in Services and Intangibles in the Era of Globalization

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226709598
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226709604 | DOI:
International Trade in Motion Picture Services

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This chapter analyzes the data on U.S. trade in motion pictures and examines the determinants of U.S. motion picture exports using a modified version of the gravity model. Under this model, in which a country's imports of U.S. motion picture services relative to its expenditure on domestically produced motion picture services depends on the country's size relative to the United States, proximity to the United States in terms of geography and culture and other trade costs are considered. The analysis reveals that the poor quality of published data on trade in services has hampered research on the motion picture industry's role and contributions to the global economy.

Keywords: motion picture exports; gravity model; services; motion picture imports; global economy

Chapter.  8277 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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