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Explaining the U.S. Trade Deficit

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  • Anwar M. Shaikh

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Conventional theory makes the curious assumption that, in international trade, movements in the real exchange rate negate cost differences so as to make all countries equally competitive. But quite the contrary, it is absolute cost advantages that determine competition between countries, just as they determine the relative price of two sets of goods within one country

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Paper provided by Levy Economics Institute in its series Economics Policy Note Archive with number 00-1.

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  1. Anwar Shaikh & Rania Antonopoulos, 1998. "Explaining long term exchange rate behavior in the United States and Japan," Macroeconomics, EconWPA 9809011, EconWPA.
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