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Trade-in-goods and trade-in-tasks: An integrating framework

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  • Baldwin, Richard
  • Robert-Nicoud, Frédéric

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We introduce a simple but flexible analytical framework in which both trade in goods and trade in tasks arise. We use this framework to provide versions of the gains-from-trade and the famous four HO theorems (Heckscher–Ohlin, factor-price-equalisation, Stolper–Samuelson, and Rybczynski) that apply to this environment. We extend our framework to accommodate monopolistic competition and two-way offshoring and to integrate theoretical results of the early offshoring literature.

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Volume (Year): 92 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 51-62

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Handle: RePEc:eee:inecon:v:92:y:2014:i:1:p:51-62

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Keywords: Offshoring; Fragmentation; Task trade; Trade theorems;

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