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Dual Economy Models: Retrospect and Prospect

  • Kanbur, S M Ravi
  • McIntosh, James P

This paper surveys recent work on dual economy models starting from the famous Dale W. Jorgenson paper (1961) and ending with some of the new contributions to the literature on N orth-South trade, which have the same analytical structure as the dua l economy model. Various models are compared with respect to assumpti ons about asymmetries, speeds of adjustment, and factor immobilities. Two important conclusions are noted: dynamic behavior is often quite sensitive to the ranking of adjustment speeds and the direction of f urther research should be toward further disaggregation. Copyright 1988 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the Board of Trustees of the Bulletin of Economic Research

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Volume (Year): 40 (1988)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 83-113

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