Technological Improvements and Comparative Advantage Reconsidered
AbstractGiven a world consisting of two countries, two commodities, and two consumers, this paper analyzes the potential effects of the current global trend of shifting world productions with regards to consumer goods. When technological improvements occur in a developing country, would terms of trade remain favorable for a developed country? Would both countries benefit? Instances where one or both countries benefit are feasible. However the developed country may lose as a result of an improvement in the production of the good that previously had been exported by the developed country.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania in its series PIER Working Paper Archive with number 06-023.
Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 01 Sep 2006
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International trade; Samuelson; autarky equilibrium; comparative advantage; endowment shock;
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- F0 - International Economics - - General
- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
- O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
- D51 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Exchange and Production Economies
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- NEP-ALL-2006-10-14 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2006-10-14 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INT-2006-10-14 (International Trade)
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