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Trade and Indeterminacy in a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model

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  • Koji Shimomura

    (Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB), Kobe Universty, Japan)

  • Kazuo Nishimura

    (Kyoto Institute of Economic Research (KIER), Kyoto University, Japan)

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This paper introduces sector-specific externalities in the Heckscher-Ohlin two-country dynamic general equilibrium model to show that indeterminacy of the equilibrium path in the would market can occur. Under certain conditions in terms of factor intensities, there are multiple equilibrium paths from the same initial distribution of capital in the world market, and the distribution of capital in the limit differs among equilibrium paths.

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Paper provided by Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 117.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2001
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Handle: RePEc:kob:dpaper:117

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