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Input substitutability, trade costs and location

  • Michalski, Tomasz

Constant unit manufacturing costs are lower (higher) in high wage North when inputs are (i) tradeable, (ii) country-specific and (iii) the elasticity of substitution between them is below (above) one. A two-country model of firm entry/location is considered.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 57-59

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