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The Seamless World: A Spatial Model of International Specialization.

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This paper is an effort to do international trade theory without mentioning countries. Nearly all models of the international economy assume that trade takes place between nations or regions which are themselves dimensionless points. We develop a model in which economic space is instead assumed to be continuous, and in which this 'seamless world' spontaneously organizes itself into industrial and agricultural zones because of the tension between forces of agglomeration and disagglomeration. O...

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Publisher:
CEPR
Volume:
1230
Series:
C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
Host title:
C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
Publication date:
1995-01-01
Paper number:
1230
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:8803a16f-1180-4878-86f1-db2cd91f4379
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11616
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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