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Comparative Advantage and Trade Liberalization in a Chamberlinian-Ricardian Model

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  • Kikuchi, Toru
  • Shimomua, Koji

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The present note shows the interaction between technological differences between countries and the level of trade costs as a determinant of trade patterns. It takes the work of Kikuchi et al.(2008)'s Chamberlinian-Ricardian model as its point of departure, and extends the analysis to include both a continuum of industries, as did Dornbusch et al. (1977), and iceberg transport costs. It will be shown that trade liberalization drastically changes the nature of trade patterns, particularly the emergence of intra-industry trade.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 8199.

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  1. J Peter Neary, 2002. "Competitive versus Comparative Advantage," Working Papers 200219, School Of Economics, University College Dublin.
  2. Dornbusch, Rudiger & Fischer, Stanley & Samuelson, Paul A, 1977. "Comparative Advantage, Trade, and Payments in a Ricardian Model with a Continuum of Goods," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 67(5), pages 823-39, December.
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