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The Harrod–Balassa–Samuelson effect and endogenous extensive margins

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In the last few decades, the world economy has witnessed the expansion of trade, especially in the number of exchanged varieties, the so-called “extensive margins”. In a theoretical model where extensive margins in both tradable and non-tradable sectors are endogenously determined, it is shown that the Harrod–Balassa–Samuelson (HBS) effect is amplified. Following an HBS productivity shock, when countries expand their extensive margins rather than the scale of production, wages appreciate further. Therefore, the expansion in extensive margins leads to a stronger appreciation in the price of non-traded goods. Furthermore, when traded and non-traded goods are complements, the number of firms in the non-traded sector increases despite the appreciation of non-traded goods prices.

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  • Hamano, Masashige, 2014. "The Harrod–Balassa–Samuelson effect and endogenous extensive margins," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 98-113.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jjieco:v:31:y:2014:i:c:p:98-113
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jjie.2012.06.004
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    Keywords

    Firm entry; Real exchange rate; Extensive margin; Harrod–Balassa–Samuelson;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies

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