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for comments. We are especially indebted to Krishna P. Jayakar and Weiting Lu, who made valuable contributions to the compilation and analysis of a preliminary database for this study.
Since the early 1970s, the box-office market shares of Italian films in Italy have greatly diminished, while the shares of American films have comparably increased. Italian films have also lost a once significant market share to American films in the United States. Using an economic model of international trade in media products, we argue that one reason… (More)