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Matching and Inequality in the World Economy

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  • Arnaud Costinot
  • Jonathan Vogel

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This paper develops tools and techniques to study the impact of exogenous changes in factor supply and factor demand on factor allocation and factor prices in economies with a large number of goods and factors. The main results of our paper characterize sufficient conditions for robust monotone comparative statics predictions in a Roy-like assignment model. These general results are then used to generate new insights about the consequences of globalization.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 14672.

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Publication status: published as Arnaud Costinot & Jonathan Vogel, 2010. "Matching and Inequality in the World Economy," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 118(4), pages 747-786, 08.
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