The Jenovian revolution in international trade theory
AbstractJenovian trade theory was the original species of neoclassical trade theory. It treats countries as trading bodies with utility functions for consumption and disutility functions for labour. Edgeworth derived offer curves from tastes and technology; Jevon's model resembles the modern specific factors model. In this paper their contributions are reviewed and the question of why there was no sucessful Jevonian revolution in trade theory discussed.
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