Is a skill intensity reversal a mere theoretical curiosum? Evidence from the US and Mexico
AbstractA rising skill premium in two countries can be explained by the Heckscher-Ohlin model assuming a "skill intensity reversal". This assumption, however, poses an empirical challenge since past research has found little evidence for the so-called "factor intensity reversal". We now show clear-cut evidence for the existence of a skill intensity reversal.
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Heckscher-Ohlin model Skill intensity reversal Wage inequality Electronics products;
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- Yoshinori Kurokawa, 2009. "Is a Skill Intensity Reversal a Mere Theoretical Curiosum? Evidence from the U.S. and Mexico," Tsukuba Economics Working Papers 2009-010, Economics, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba.
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
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