This is the power of free trade to make us more innovative

A "made In U.S.A." tag is pictured inside a canvas bag in San Diego, California January 29, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama's nod to trade in his annual State of the Union address reflects a delicate political dance and leaves the hard work still ahead in convincing a skeptical Congress to get behind free trade deals. Obama devoted four sentences to the need for trade and trade promotion authority (TPA) to "protect our workers, protect our environment, and open new markets to new goods stamped 'Made in the USA.'" REUTERS/Fred Greaves (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

New evidence on the benefits of freer trade in terms of growth and innovation. Image: REUTERS/Fred Greaves

Federica Coelli
Contributor, VoxEU
Karen-Helene Ulltveit-Moe
Professor of International Economics, University of Oslo and Research Fellow of CEPR
Andreas Moxnes
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Oslo
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