A theory of factor allocation and plant size
AbstractIn this paper we develop a theory of how factors interact at the plant level. The theory has implications for (1) the micro foundations for capital-skill complementarity, (2) the relationship between factor allocation and plant size, and (3) the effects of trade and growth on the skill premium. The theory is consistent with certain facts about factor allocation and factor price changes in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in RAND Journal of Economics
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- F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
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