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Preferential Trade Arrangements, Induced Investment, and National Income in a Heckscher-Ohlin-Ramsey Model

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  • Francois, Joseph

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We develop a Heckscher-Ohlin-Ramsey model, combining dual techniques with classic geometric techniques from trade theory. This framework is used to explore the long-run general equilibrium effects of regional integration (preferential trade agreements). Emphasis is placed on positive mechanics related to adjustment in the capital stock, long-run changes in the pattern in trade, and the implications for changes in long-run (steady-state) national income. The importance of relative country size and the dynamic implications for third countries are also addressed.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 2535.

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Date of creation: Aug 2000
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:2535

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Keywords: Heckscher Ohlin Ramsey Model; Preferential Trade Arrangements; Regionalism; Trade And Growth; Trade And Investment;

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