Interacting Factor Endowments and Trade Costs: A Multi-country, Multi-good Approach to Trade Theory.
We provide a synthetic analysis of the different ways in which countries participate in the world economy. Classic trade questions are reconsidered by generalizing a factor-proportions model to multiple countries, multiple goods or multi-stage production, and country-specific trade costs. Each country's production specialization, trade and welfare is determined by the interaction between its relative endowment and its trade costs. We consider the effects of allowing one good to 'fragment' int...Expand abstract
- Journal of International Economics
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