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An Interactive Computer Model of Two-Country Trade

  • William Hamlen

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    (SUNY/Buffalo)

  • Kevin Hamlen

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    (University of Texas at Dallas Richardson)

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    We introduce an interactive computer model of two-country trade that allows students to investigate the consequences of changing economic parameters. The model is self-contained and makes no assumption concerning the existence of social welfare functions or social indifference curves. The factors of production earn incomes that lead to the demand for two goods. Students can see who are the winners and losers when going from a closed economy to an open economy. The students are able to predict the consequences and then obtain immediate feedback.

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    Article provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal International Review of Economics Education.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 91-101

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    Handle: RePEc:che:ireepp:v:11:y:2012:i:2:p:91-101
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    1. Bill Hamlen & Kevin Hamlen, 2006. "A Closed System of Production Possibility and Social Welfare," Computers in Higher Education Economics Review, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 18(1), pages 15-18.
    2. Soumaya M. Tohamy & J. Wilson Mixon, 2003. "Lessons from the Specific Factors Model of International Trade," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(2), pages 139-150, January.
    3. Grossman, Sanford J & Stiglitz, Joseph E, 1980. "On the Impossibility of Informationally Efficient Markets," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 70(3), pages 393-408, June.
    4. J. Wilson Mixon, Jr. & Soumaya M. Tohamy, 1999. "The Heckscher-Ohlin Model with variable input coefficients in spreadsheets," Computers in Higher Education Economics Review, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 13(2), pages 4-6.
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